Sriracha Sauce, Bali and Beastie Boys

Posted on February 11, 2015 in Food & Liquor, Surf, Travel — Share this via


This interesting article decoding the classic Sriracha label recently popped up on the excellent Cool Material, well it got me thinking just how long I’ve spent staring at that bottle. It reminds me of The Streets lyric ‘Chatting shit, sitting at the wall table telling jokes playing with the salt, lookin’ out the window’. I don’t know exactly why, I guess cause I’ve spent a lot of time in cafes or restaurants waiting for food, dicking around with that bottle of orangey, red sauce. Many of those memories are travel related and take me back the ramshackle cafes of Bali*, waiting for a restorative Nasi Goreng after a mornings surf. Or at a beach bar in Thailand with my head in hands suffering after a heavy night. Either way good times, good food, good sauce. (*might have been Kecap Sauce in Bali, just for the pedants)

If you want to delve a little deeper into Sriracha Sauce and its founder David Trans story then this post from Quartz seem as comprehensive as anyone might need. If you’re remotely interested in food its a great read. The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce

Its also a perfect excuse to post a sauce themed song, this is a long forgotten nugget from Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee album. Bon app…

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