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Sriracha sauce

Anyone know where I can buy some on the internet, or, failing that, a store in the New York/ New Jersey area?

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  1. Just about any asian market has it. I've even seen it in the supermarkets here in Monmouth county.

    1. I go to several Asian supermarkets in Brooklyn- all have it. I've also found soy sauce and hoisin sauce with an OU.

      Wegman's in NJ has it in the specialty Asian section.

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        Shop-Rite often has it. Eden Gourmet/Garden of Eden usually has it.

        1. re: DeisCane

          I've also seen it in shops in Chinatown for a great price. Tofu also- 89 cents or $1/package.

      2. The Huy Fong, the only one I've been able to find easily, has a hechsher I'm unfamiliar with, Kosher Technical Consultants (Rabbi Alan I Silver). I was hoping to find one with a hechsher I've heard of. Plan b: call the Star-K and ask them about this hechsher.

        Thanks, all!

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        1. re: The Cameraman

          go to the OU's web site to search http://www.oukosher.org/index.php/pro...

          this is what I found:

          Sriracha Sauce, Salsa De Aji Sriracha Pareve Badia Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve China Mehadrin Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce, Salsa De Aji Sriracha Pareve Amazon Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Dee Thai Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Dee Thai Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve Dee Thai Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Dee Thai Sauces
          Mackerel in Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce Pareve Fresh Catch Fish Products
          Sriracha Chilli Sauce Pareve Polar Sauces
          Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Pareve Foodex Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Printed Pet) Pareve Foodex Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Medium Hot) Pareve Foodex Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Foodex Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Extra Hot) Pareve Foodex Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Printed Pet) Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Extra Hot) Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce (Medium Hot) Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Ake Thai Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve Ake Thai Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Ake Thai Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Ake Thai Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve My Chef Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve My Chef Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve My Chef Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve My Chef Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Pantainorasingh Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve Perfect Foods Media Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Perfect Foods Media Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Perfect Foods Media Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Perfect Foods Media Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Suree Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Sauce Pareve Suree Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Suree Sauces
          Thai Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Suree Sauces
          Sriracha Chili Sauce Pareve Zesty Sauces
          Sriracha Sauce Pareve Sweet City

          1. re: koshergourmetmart

            I... I should have thought of that. Thanks for the help!

            1. re: The Cameraman

              I have a bottle of Huy Fong Sriracha in my refrigerator with a hechsher sticker on it from the RCC (Rabbinical Council of California). It probably won't help you in New York, but I bought it at Glatt Mart in LA. I think I remember reading somewhere that they have a few supervised runs of the product every year. You may want to contact the RCC for more info and see if they distribute in New York.

              1. re: mamaleh

                I've bought Huy Fong for years--always on east coast--and it's always had a hechsher.

                1. re: DeisCane

                  Cameraman's issue seems to be the hechsher it has, not that it didn't have one at all. My kashrut rav has an issue as well with that hechsher; obviously others do not.

                  1. re: queenscook

                    I missed that post questioning the hechsher. Obviously, I follow by it. :-)

                    FWIW, the ingredients are pretty "clean": Chili, sugar, garlic, salt, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate and sodium disulfite as preservaties, and xanthan gum.

                    1. re: DeisCane

                      I've called the Star K in regards to the hechsher I've found printed on the Huy Fong Sriracha (Kosher Technical Consultants), and FWIW they advised me against it.

                      All the sriracha labels I've read in supermarkets list fish sauce as an ingredient. I'm guessing that "fish sauce" means nuoc mam, which as we know is probably made with any random sea-dwelling sheretz the fishmonger couldn't sell that day.

                      Additional details: I've trying to make spicy mayonnaise (as in the sushi condiment). I tried making a mix of mayo, Yemenite harif, lime juice, and soy sauce, but the less said about the results the better.

                      Any ideas?

                      1. re: The Cameraman

                        By the way, I have a Sriracha sauce in my fridge, bought ages ago, produced by the brand Lee Kum Kee, but for the (all-kosher) brand Gefen. However, I haven't seen it or a similarly packaged Hoisin sauce again in the past year or more. My assumption is that no kosher runs were done after these were produced. I found a different brand of Hoisin sauce to replace the finished bottle of that (Iron Chef brand), but I still have half a bottle of the Sriracha. I'll savor it till it's gone, and then probably use a Tabasco-like product when I need a similar heat. Won't be the same consistency, though, as the Sriracha is thicker and more substantial.

                        1. re: queenscook

                          I bought Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce with an OU on the container. It didn't have any markings saying it was for a different brand.

                          1. re: cheesecake17

                            Iron Chef brand is fine with me; it seems to taste the same, as I recall. My point was more about the Sriracha sauce which was also Lee Kum Kee for Gefen, but seemingly not available anymore.

                          2. re: queenscook

                            My Asian market has two different packages of Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce, a wide-mouthed jar, and a plastic squeeze bottle. The jar has a very large OU on it, the bottle does not. I was curious about why the difference and I still don't know but - the bottle has Vietnamese on it whereas the jar does not and the ingredients in the two containers ARE different. I don't remember anything in the bottle that could be inherently unkosher, but there was a difference. I suppose the bottle is a more Vietnamese-style hoisin and the jar is more Chinese-style. Either that or one factory is heckshered and the other isn't.

                            Still, look for the short jar of hoisin.

                            1. re: rockycat

                              I love the Lee Kum Kee sauces too, but I do sometime have trouble finding a product I like a second time. The Mushroom Soy is the best. And I was told that they are a very large company and they buy other small companies, so some of the factories can produce kosher and we get some of these great OU products and some don't. If you can't find their hoisin, which is preferred, there is one in the kosher markets, but I do find it too sweet or I have used a SoyVay blend of hoisin with success.

                          3. re: The Cameraman

                            I make spicy mayo using blended chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and lowfat mayo.

                            1. re: The Cameraman

                              i have seen spicy mayo at pomegranate in bklyn-no refrigeration necessary

                              1. re: The Cameraman

                                Did the Star K tell you why it is not sutiable.

                                1. re: evengold

                                  I did not ask.

                        2. re: mamaleh

                          Glattmart.net also has 2 other brands of Sriracha. Alaska (israeli import) and Cal Delight. If I were you, I would call them and see if they have any more bottles of the RCC supervised run of Huy Fong and hoard a few like I have.

                  2. I found an old thread on kosherblog.net where our own ganeden touted the hecscher of this sriracha:

                    http://www.asianfoodwarehouse.co.nz/p...

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                    1. re: DeisCane

                      All that link brought up when I tried it was a web page to order a sauce (and not the Huy Fong brand), no thread discussing it.

                      1. re: queenscook

                        Yes, I was giving you a link to a sriracha with an apparently more reputable hecscher. That's why the colon came after, "this sriracha." This is the link to the KB thread: http://www.kosherblog.net/2005/01/25/...

                        As for the comment above about fish sauce, not sure where that comes from. Every one I've ever bought has a combo of ingredients similar to Huy Fong: Chili, Sugar, Salt, Garlic, Distilled Vinegar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfate As Preservatives, and Xanthan Gum.

                        Finally, spicy mayo should have rice wine vinegar or mirin rice wine.

                        1. re: DeisCane

                          My mistake; I wasn't reading as carefully as I should have been. Thanks. When I use up the Sriracha I have, I'll have to see about replacing it.

                          1. re: queenscook

                            I bought Siracha with a hechsher from the shoprite in Paramus on route 4. It was the large bottle with the rooster on it. I was very suprised to find the hecsher as I check it periodically hoping someday it will magically appear...and it did! I don't remember which hechsher it was but I think it was an ou, it wasn't one of the sketchy ones- I would not have accepted that given there is only asian writing on the bottle.

                            1. re: azna29

                              I believe the one with the rooster is Huy Fong Sriracha and that is shield-k.

                              1. re: koshergourmetmart

                                And I asked the Star K about the Shield K and they said rather not.

                                1. re: The Cameraman

                                  who did you ask. There seems to be so many hechshers around I cannot keep them strait.

                                  1. re: azna29

                                    I said "Kosher Technical Consultants, Rabbi Alan Silver" and they told me "it's not on our list of acceptable hashgachos". They did not say "it's treif" and they did not say "the hechsher is unacceptable". Just "not on our list". So, it may well be perfectly kosher, just not approved by the Star K.

                                    1. re: The Cameraman

                                      FYI - There were a few new Sriracha's at kosherfest and I was talking to one company about trying to bring in a few sauces with a hechsher so keep yours eyes open at the stores and ask your local kosher markets, if they don't know there is demand they won't carry it.

                                      1. re: Tamar Genger

                                        THe Hu Yong sauce under Kosher Technical Konsultants is the best of the lot.

                    2. For the record, I ended up buying California Delight Hot Chili Sauce and mixing it with mayonnaise and a little lime juice. It just miraculously appeared in the Lakewood Shoprite one day before I needed it. Tasted dandy.

                      1. Bought a bottle of China Mehadrin Sriracha Chili Sauce (OU) at Goldbergs in Boro Park. $3.59 for a bottle.

                        1. Confirmed via fone:

                          From kashrut.com

                          The following kashrus information is from the Atlanta Kashruth Commission and the Rabbinical Council of California on May 7, 2013.
                          The following Huy Fong products are usable without a kosher symbol:
                          •Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce
                          •Sambal Oelek
                          •Chili Garlic Sauce
                          They are certified as kosher by the Rabbinical Council of California.

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                          1. re: latke

                            This is really convenient- it was impossible to get the RCC special stuff on the East Coast, though the regular was readily available.

                            1. re: latke

                              I'm excited about the sambal oelek. That stuff is hard to find outside of the Netherlands and I can only ask my mom to haul so much with her when she visits.

                              1. re: latke

                                Just wanted to include this link:
                                http://rccvaad.org/teudot/Huy%20Fong%...

                                I can't believe it's been a whole year that his has been true, and it never came up here before a couple of weeks ago. Still, better late than never (though I made my hubby bring some home from Israel, which cost four times what I can get it for here now!)

                                1. re: queenscook

                                  I posted about it in 10/14/10. See below :)

                                  1. re: mamaleh

                                    The difference is that you posted about a few supervised runs per year, and that the bottles had to have the stickers from the RCC on them. This "new" info means that all are supervised, and we don't need to look for stickers. I never, ever saw any RCC-supervised bottles here in NYC (but I did see it in Israel). (And no need for you to hoard, as you posted about on 10/17/10.)

                                    1. re: queenscook

                                      Also - that was just for Sriracha - expanding this to all Huy Fong products (we are bigger Sambal Olek fans and were admittedly buying it pre-ruling) is great news...

                                2. re: latke

                                  Just verifying: I also confirmed it with them via email. They said they've actually been certifying the factory for about a year, but that the company hasn't changed their bottles.

                                  1. re: masteraleph

                                    Yes, that's why I was surprised when I saw on the teudah that I linked to above that they have been under the RCC since last July (2012). I wish they would change the bottles or, at least, put a sticker on the bottle. Many more kosher-keepers who avoid the other hechsher would be able to buy it more easily. (Though, in truth, many on the East Coast are not familiar with the RCC and might not recognize it as acceptable either.) And maybe we'd start to see it carried in the kosher-only stores more readily.

                                    1. re: queenscook

                                      One thing to note is that I think RCC changed the wording on their labels for the Huy Fong Sriracha you can find at kosher marts in L.A. - it used to say something like "This product is only kosher with this sticker - RCC," and last year it just started saying "RCC," with no reference to a specific run or anything like that. Huy Fong is famous for never changing their labeling/website/etc. Businessweek did an article a few months back on how their anti-marketing has been so successful - (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/...), and I think for them, putting RCC on the bottle would be a design change...

                                3. Looks like there is going to be a short term shortage. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la...

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                                  1. re: avitrek

                                    This is what we have gotten here in London. It's not as good as Huy Fong but it's not bad either.

                                    http://www.rocklandkosher.com/p-6172-...