Help me identify this sushi smoky, potentially Mexican-inspited, hot sauce
August 9, 2009 11:43 AM Subscribe
Help me identify this terrific hot sauce
my local sushi bar offers. What makes it unusual is that it is not creamy, much darker than sriracha, has a thick marmalade consistency, and has this deep sweet, slightly smoky flavor, while still being hot. And in it are darker tiny bits of somewhat grainy/crunchy red specs.
Also, I definitely see some sort of oil as part of the mixture (you can see the oil in the crevice under the top in the linked pic above).
I frequent sushi places and have not found another place that carries this.
One thing that occurred to me: The head chef at this place is of Mexican decent - so there is a chance he created/brought in with him something from Mexican cuisine that I am not familiar with - not sure if that helps anyone. Would love to figure out what it is and be able to but containers/make some of my own!
posted by cha4 to food & drink (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite