What is in my peanut sauce?
December 29, 2009 6:44 AM Subscribe
Weird question about Thai food.
posted by jefficator to Food & Drink (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I love Thai food. LOVE it. I especially like what the place near me calls Basil rolls, but what I've variously heard called summer rolls or Thai rolls--the transparent rice paper and vermicelli rolls that just change my life.
There's just one problem. The place nearest me makes a peanut dipping sauce that has a flavor note I can only describe as "vomitty." I have never tasted it in food before. The taste has been there every time I've eaten the sauce
Their health rating is fine so it isn't a problem with the ingredients. I think it is just something like the type of fish sauce they use? Maybe? No idea.
I am curious as to whether anyone has a similar experience at all, and whether the offending concoction is something anyone can identify.
Again, it doesn't make me vomit. And it doesn't taste exactly like vomit. But there's a certain indescribable vomitty quality I would like help addressing. Thanks!