Vietnamese Supermarket recommendations - looking for Pepper Sa-te Sauce!
I need Vietnamese Supermarket recommendations, anywhere in the City. I live in Jackson Heights, but love trolling Asian supermarkets throughout the city.
Specifically, what I am looking for is Pepper Sa-Te sauce, Huy Fong of Sriracha sauce fame made a Pepper Sa-Te sauce, but stopped 10 or more years ago.
I still have a half bottle I treasure and dole out sparingly...
After 10 years of hunting throughout NYC, I found a similar sauce of in all places, Easton, PA, where my wonderful Aunt Selma lives.
There in the Viet Hoa Oriental Grocery Store ( at 427 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042, 610-515-9935), I found Tia Chieu Sa-Te made by Vi Hao Food Co. It has a blue lid, and a unicorn on the insignia. Typical plastic container, with a wide flat lid, like what Huy Fong's non-squeeze bottle products come in.
But Easton is the only place I have found this. Until a few months ago there was no joy on the net, but recently stores in California have begun to offer Pepper Sa-te Sauce on line, but it's expensive to ship liquids, and spillage is possible.
Any suggestions for a good Vietnamese grocery, anywhere in The City?
I have been hunting down Pepper Sa-Te since I ran out. I always kept extra bottles in stock. I Tried the Vi HAO Food Co sa-te side by side and it's close enough to keep me happy. Only thing now the Atlantic Market in Danbury, CT stopped carrying and I am freaking out. I will tray calling Easton PA - THANKS FOR THE LEAD!
Tan Tin Hung definitely has sa-te. It's not like how my mama makes it but what I like to buy is called Maesri ground chilli in soya bean oil---a lot of sa te isn't exactly called that and termed ground chili in oil, but that's what it is. I find maesri to have a lot of fire, which is what i prefer.
I'm in Rhode Island and I've been buying the Tia Chieu Sa-Te pepper sate for years. It's in almost every southeast market I go to. It's in a glass container with a gold colored lid. Packed by Anhing Corp. L.A. Their fax number is 323-221-7420. Try them to get a location
Good Luck, it's good stuff!