Curry galore!

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Just reading the word “curry” elicits sensations of spice and heavenly aromas. It’s a dish so widely adored that many countries have adopted it and adjusted it to local tastes. As a result, you can now treat your tastebuds to a wide range of unique curries. Let’s take a look at a few!

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Indian Curry

The origins of curry lie in India, where recipes vary heavily depending on the region. At its base, Indian curry is a luxurious, spicy sauce made of several spices such as turmeric, cilantro, and cumin. It’s a highly versatile condiment that can be put on meat, seafood, or vegetables and served with rice or bread. Each regional variation of Indian curry differs based on which types of ingredients are available in the area. This means you could travel all over India and try a different type of curry in every region!

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Thai Curry

Thai curry gets its distinct flavor from its use of fresh herbs, chili peppers, lemongrass, ginger, and shallots. It is often served with meat or seafood and a side of rice. However, there are many variations in ingredients, which is why red, green, and yellow curries all exist in Thai cuisine. Try them all and see which ones you like!

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Japanese Curry

Though it was brought over from abroad, curry has become so deeply ingrained in Japanese cuisine that the Japanese consider it a comfort food and eat it at least once a week! It is thicker and sweeter than its Indian counterpart, and almost always mixed with carrots, potatoes, onions, and meat. It is most commonly served with rice, but you can also find it inside fried bread buns or with udon noodles.

These are just a few of the curries you can find around the world. There are many many others, each with their own unique tastes and ingredients. Here at Wing Nien, we like them all so much that we can’t decide which one we like best! Which one is your favorite?

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Japanese Fish Tacos

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Feeling hungry after reading our ponzu sauce article? We recommend trying this healthy Japanese fish taco recipe from MyRecipes. Enjoy!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your gochujang sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Ponzu

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Spring is here, the weather is starting to warm up, and you’ve craving something refreshing. What sauce do you turn to? Ponzu!

Ponzu is a light, tangy sauce made with yuzu, rice vinegar, rice wine, seaweed, and katsuobushi (bonito flakes). Its fresh and citrusy flavor makes it perfect for seafood, marinades, and salad dressings. It can also be combined with soy sauce to make ponzu shoyu, or made into a glaze (as pictured above).

Plus, ponzu is great for those watching their health! This zesty sauce is known for being low in sugar and saturated fats.

Ready to experience ponzu sauce for yourself? Fortunately, it has been steadily growing in popularity over the last few years, and can be found in many grocery stores around the US. It is now more easy than ever to stop by the supermarket and pick up some fresh fish with ponzu sauce. Enjoy!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

What Can Wing Nien Do For You?

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Whether you are a small grocery chain or a large international food corporation, Wing Nien can help you!

R&D
Our R&D department can develop new concepts from scratch, reverse-engineer popular products, or adapt our extensive menu of stock formulations to suit your specific needs. Whether it’s sauces, marinades, dressings, gravies, oils, or syrups, we can develop it for you.

Manufacturing
Our manufacturing process blends the old fashioned goodness of traditional and authentic ingredients with state of the art packaging and automation. Our automated production lines and form-fill-and-seal machines handle products in various packaging configurations. From portion packets to bottles, pails, drums and totes, we cater to retail food service, meal kit and industrial applications.

Quality Assurance
Our QA/QC staff continually samples, tests and documents process specifications to ensure the high quality of each product. We constantly update our QA/QC efforts, including GMPs, SSOPs, HACCP, label review allergen, non-GMO and organic programs to meet the industry’s ever evolving standards. Every ounce of sauce or marinade that we produce in your name will reflect the high quality standards that inspired you to choose us as your manufacturer in the first place.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

Taste testing sriracha hybrids

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In our sriracha sauce article, we mentioned that Wing Nien is hard at work developing some delicious sriracha sauce hybrids. Today we are taste testing the latest formulas: sriracha BBQ sauce, sriracha stir fry sauce, and sriracha sweet & sour sauce!

To start, we cooked some crispy chicken and vegetable gyoza. Yum!

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Now onto the taste testing!

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Sriracha BBQ Sauce: This sauce has the thick texture and smoky sweetness one would expect from BBQ sauce, but the powerful hot chili flavor of sriracha is equally prominent. These two flavors create a wonderful contrast on the tongue, leaving you wanting more!

Sriracha Stir Fry Sauce: This sauce takes stir fry to the next level. It maintains the complex savory taste of traditional stir fry sauce, but also kicks it up a notch with the distinct chili heat of sriracha sauce. The chicken and vegetable gyoza were a match made in heaven with this sauce!

Sriracha Sweet & Sour Sauce: The sweet & sour sauce we all know and love has been boosted with another layer of delectable flavor thanks to sriracha. Next time you’re craving sweet & sour chicken, we recommend giving this sauce a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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Wing Nien is still working on these sauces, trying to ensure that they are the best they can be. However, we will soon be offering samples to any of our readers who are willing to provide us with feedback. If you’re interested in trying some of our delicious sauces, keep an eye out for an announcement soon.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

Gochujang

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Hot sauce lovers, meet gochujang!

This spicy sauce has recently been blazing a trail for itself among Asian sauces in the US, often drawing comparisons to sriracha sauce. However, it is so much more than just sriracha’s Korean cousin. Gochujang has been an important part of Korean cuisine for over a thousand years. The process begins with a mix of gochu (a Korean red chili pepper), glutinous rice, soybeans, and salt. The mix is then fermented for years in earthenware pots.

It may sound long, but once you try gochujang, you’ll know the wait was worth it! The result is a uniquely complex combination of heat, sweetness, and umami. It’s a taste so delicious and versatile that you can use it on anything: meat, vegetables, rice, soups… the possibilities are endless. On top of that, it’s healthy! Gochujang contains so many great nutrients and vitamins that it has been internationally recognized for its health benefits.

We bet you’re pretty excited about gochujang now. Here at Wing Nien Foods, we are too! That’s why we’re working on our own gochujang sauce. It’s still in development, but rest assured, we’re creating something really tasty and authentic for you.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

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Sriracha Dragon Noodles

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Craving sriracha but crunched for time? Try our sriracha sauce with this easy noodle recipe from Budget Bytes!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Sriracha Sauce

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Sriracha sauce has taken the nation by storm, igniting the taste buds of foodies everywhere. It has become a beloved condiment for everything from pho to pizza. Here at Wing Nien Foods, we can’t get enough of sriracha either. As a result, we’re working on several exciting twists on this versatile spicy sauce!

But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Before we could start developing our own versions of sriracha, we had to educate ourselves on exactly what goes into this sauce, and where it comes from.

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History

Authenticity is essential to every product made at WN Foods. The best way to ensure a sauce is authentic is to learn about its history. In the case of sriracha sauce, many people think it is a Vietnamese sauce. However, its true origin is Thailand. It was created in a town named Si Racha, then became massively popular all over Thailand before spreading to Vietnam and the USA.

With each country it reached, the sauce evolved to fit local tastes. In Thailand, it is made of a traditional mix of chili peppers, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt; it tends to be thinner in consistency and sweeter in taste. Vietnamese sriracha is thicker and hotter than the traditional Thai recipe, and may contain other ingredients, such as tomatoes. American sriracha sauces tend to be more similar to the Vietnamese version.

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Our Sriracha Sauces

Keeping the history in mind, we set out to develop our own sriracha sauce with the goal of creating something new and exciting, while delivering the authentic kick of heat we all know and love. These include a sriracha stir fry sauce, sriracha teriyaki, and more.

Again, these products are still in development, but we will keep you updated on our exciting new innovations. Meanwhile, to get your sriracha fix, check out this list of Serious Eats’ favorite sriracha sauces!

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

Korean Chicken Wings

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Feeling hungry after reading our Korean wing sauce article? Ready to experience the delicious crunch and spiciness of Korean wings? We recommend trying this recipe from the wonderful Maangchi!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your Korean wing sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Korean Wing Sauce

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It’s time to put down the buffalo sauce and step up your chicken wing game! Give your wings a spicy kick, Korean style.

Korean wing sauce draws from traditional Korean ingredients to create a more complex taste. Instead of plain hot sauce, this sauce gets its heat from gochujang, or fermented red chili paste. Mustard, garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil are also added to the mix. The result is a distinct, delicious flavor that neither you nor your tastebuds will forget.

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your Korean wing sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own teriyaki sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

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