Restaurants with fantastic condiments/sauces/dips
I love Brian Poe's sauces and condiments -- tequila cream cheese, coconut mayo, poblano & bleu cheese sauce - yum!
I'm also a fan of Jody Adams's green mango-tamarind and peanut chutney at TRADE. I'm now hankering to try the lobster guac at Temazcal.
Whose condiments/sauces/dips do you love?
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I also immediately thought of Biryani Park when I read this....I loved all of the chutneys that I tried there.
As I reported last week, I thought the tamarind sauce at Darbar in Brighton was really good.
I like the two salsas that come free with chips at Mi Pueblito in East Boston, especially the green salsa.
The sauces you can get with the waffles at Saus are good too!
At Machu Picchu Charcoal Chicken, I like the somewhat spicy yellow sauce and the spicier green sauce - on take-out, a significant portion of the chicken never makes it to plating - just pop the tops, pull off a piece and dip.
I was at Ali's Roti in Mattapan today, and there was a slightly spicy condiment for the roti that I really liked. It was like an apple slaw - finely chopped apples, lots of ground coriander and pepper, and a hint of chili.
Incidentally, the shrimp curry there was great (and seems to be consistently great) - shrimp perfectly cooked and tender.
Saus has quite the array of condiments. They even have rotating sauce specials each week. I think they might make their own mayo. The Vampire Slayer (garlic mayo) is fantastic on their fries.
The BBQ sauces at Soulfire in Allston are hands down the best around IMO, delicious, varied and fresh.
A few I can think of:
Gigante bean puree for bread at Erbaluce
Housemade salsas at Villa Mexico
Housemade ketchup served with the home fries at Audubon Circle
Chickpea spread for bread at the Franklin Cafes
Vincotto syrup on the foie gras baklava from Staff Meal Truck
Compound butter at the bygone Bon Savor
Pimiento cheese at Cutty's
Dip served with housemade potato chips at Green Street
Mojo de ajo served with the grilled shrimp at Taqueria Jalisco
Sour plum dipping sauce served with shrimp toast at Sai Gon in Eastie
Salsa roja served with pupusas at Mi Tierra, Waltham
The ketchup-y chutney served with lamb samosas at Guru the Caterer
Aioli, horseradish-spiked mustard, and sweet ketchup at Catalyst, served alongside the excellent frites that accompany its also-excellent burger
Kecap manis served with the pork shumai at 28 Degrees
Gochuchang served with the bibimbap at Buk Kyung II
Tomato-chili dip for momos at Tashi Delek
The fiery/sweet/garlicky soy-based dipping sauce served with the leek dumplings at My Thai Vegan Cafe
Black vinegar / ginger condiment served with the mini steamed buns with pork (XLB) at Dumpling Cafe
EVOO dusted with herbs and dotted with condimento balsamico, served with Tuscan bread at Trattoria Toscana
All the goodies that go into the pozole at Angela's Cafe: lettuce, dried oregano, dried chili, salt, lime, onion, radishes
Mignonette served with raw oysters at Neptune Oyster
Squid-ink bubbles and yuzu kosho-accented aioli on the makizushi of fried kumamoto oyster at O Ya
Aioli, lime, espelette pepper and aged cotija topping on the maíz asado at Toro.
Boston Speed Dog's "Speed sauce" (his ketchup-like condiment) and a small amount of his house-made relish
Sriracha aioli on several dishes at Myers + Chang. I've especially liked it on a pork belly banh mi and with fried calamari.
re: MC Slim JB
YES- the driracha aioli at M+C.
Chimichurri Sauce at Tres Gatos
Garlic saffron aioli and pasilla pimenton tomato sauce on the Patatas Bravas at Tres Gatos
The pink _____ sauce with the mote sized fried oysters at Bergamot
White bean spread for table bread at Sonsie
Avocado sauce, Chipotle sour cream,Salsa fresca at La Verdad Taqueria
Chili vinaigrette on Grilled Romaine and Oxtail w/ Egg dish at Strip T's
Smoked Miso and Lemon Aioli on special burger at Strip T's
Cranberry Mignonette on oysters at Strip T's
Truffle Vinaigrette (Real truffles!)on the Steak at Aquitaine
Chipotle Mayo on the Cubano at Dave's Pasta
Maple Butter on Bacon Jalapeno Hushpuppies at Red Eyed Pig
Lemon Sesame Dressing at North by NorthEast
The Baba Ganoosh used as a spread on roll ups at Cafe Beirut
The table Anchovy Butter at much missed Biba
The best-ever Romesco Sauce at the pined-for Rauxa
All the sauces at Armadillo Cafe
The sauces served with the bread at Helmand in Cambridge. I don't remember what they are but there are three of them and all delicious!