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Shark Brand Sriracha local source?

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Gabatta May 10, 2013 10:24 AM

Has anyone seen shark brand sriracha for purchase locally?

 
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    T.Clark May 18, 2013 06:04 PM

    FWIW......I just tried the new Trader Joe's label Sriracha....I like it a lot. A bit more garlicky, slightly less vinegary.

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      mofuzz May 14, 2013 10:09 AM

      I get mine at Super 88 in Malden. After doing my own taste test I agree that it's the best. And I prefer preservative free as well.

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        Gio May 14, 2013 11:47 AM

        It's good to know the Shark brand is there! (used to be Super 88, now is Hong Kong Market) Thanks mofuzz.

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        Maggie19 May 14, 2013 08:52 AM

        I get mine from Importfood.com out of the Seattle area. I prefer Shark over Rooster as it's smoother tasting w/o the bite of Rooster. To each their own. Not talking heat here - just w/o the bite of Rooster - Shark has heat believe me.

        1. davis_sq_pro May 14, 2013 08:52 AM

          I bought a bottle at H Mart last year. After all of the hype, I was not impressed... Too vinegary, not hot enough, not thick enough. I prefer Huy Fong.

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            C. Hamster May 14, 2013 10:21 AM

            I was also not impressed. Thin and vinegary

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            chowda May 14, 2013 08:05 AM

            How is this different from Rooster brand Sriracha?

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              Gio May 14, 2013 08:41 AM

              A taste test report has been done by Andea Nguyen with 5 different brands of Sriracha, Shark and Rooster among them. She is a very well known Vietnamese cookbook author and teacher:

              http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/...

              For one thing the Shark Brand is preservative free. That's a plus in my book and makes me want to search for it in my area.(NOB) Nguyen says this is "very well balanced" without blowing one's head off.

              The Rooster Brand is Very hot. It's what we've had in our fridge since several years ago when 'Eat Nopal' brought it to our attention on these boards. This does include preservatives.

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                chowda May 15, 2013 02:15 PM

                Ah, thank you for the info! I will have to try it out

            2. C. Hamster May 10, 2013 10:48 AM

              I've seen it at Kam Man

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