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Aug 2, 2011 07:39 PM

Kosher Chili Garlic Paste

Has anyone ever seen this item?

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  1. See this old thread for chili garlic sauce. Not sure about paste, but I will check.

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    1. re: mamaleh

      Thanks, but I didn't see the chii garlic paste on it (unless it's called something else).

      1. re: EmpireState

        The discussion is about Sri Racha which is a kind of chili garlic sauce, not paste. It think the difference is the sauce undergoes some type of pickling process with the addition of vinegar, but I'm not sure. If you are looking for paste, Lee Kum Kee used to make it with a hechsher but I can't find it now difficult with its recent change in OU kashrut status. I remember seeing kosher garlic chili paste (sambal oelek) in Australia, but I don't remember the brand -- Merel's perhaps?
        California Delight makes a hot chili sauce that you might be able to use depending what you need it for.
        There is also a recipe for garlic chili paste in the NY Times
        PS. I always wear gloves when working with chilies.

    2. Huy Fong Foods, Inc. (rooster on label) makes Vietnamese "Chili Garlic Sauce." My jar (8 oz. ) is several years old and going strong. I probably found it at an Oriental or international grocery store here in St. Louis. The hecksher is a shield with a Magen David & a K in the middle. Potent!

      1. I have a bottle of Lee Kum Kee chili-garlic paste with a very large OU on the front, but I'd heard in another thread here recently that the OU will no longer be certifying their stuff. You might still be able to find it in stores, but probably not for much longer.

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        1. re: GilaB

          I know some question the hecshcher but to be clear, Huy Fong makes a sambal oelek.

          1. re: DeisCane

            pereg used to make one but i havent bought it in a while so im not sure if they do

            it was DELICIOUS



            1. re: shoelace

              Do you mean the pilpel tzuma? How similar is that to Asian chili-garlic sauce?

              1. re: GilaB

                chili garlic sauce and chili garlic paste are different, its very similar to chili garlic paste, but different from chil garlic sauce

                chli garlic sauce, in my experience, had a little bit of a vinegar back and is obv a different consistency

                paste is just garlic and chilis turned in to a paste, with some oil

        2. Huy Fong makes both sambal and chili garlic paste.