I know there are plenty of heat lovers on this board. I just got a taste of what might be the tastiest and spiciest hot sauce I have ever had in a restaurant in NJ and thought I’d make a post about it.
In Asbury, these is an absolute trash pile of a hole in the wall restaurant called Chinese Gourmet. I mean this place is a classic “ghetto” joint, they even sell loosies. It’s not the kind of place you feel “comfortable” ordering in. The place is real grimy, especially their condiment bottles. It might have been years since they’ve been washed, who knows.
Their food is fine though, tastes like just about any other takeout place in the neighborhood.
Behind those grimy walls, sitting on one of their 2 dine-in tables, is some top notch hot sauce. It tastes like a habanero based sauce that was created due to the Caribbean influence in the area. Like it was born to go on some jerk chicken or something like that. This stuff is so good my first thought was that I needed to get these people t bottle this shit. It’s more of a chili paste than a hot sauce, but either way it’s awesome.
If anyone is a spice fiend and in the area, I’d recommend popping in just to taste the hot sauce.
Anyway, that got me thinking… what other awesome hot sauce or spicy condiments are out there? Anyone got any favorites?