Battle of the WN Foods Hot Sauces

Which WN Foods Hot Sauce Is King?

Today our hot sauces are going head-to-head to see which one will emerge victorious. We’ll judge them on the following categories:

  • Heat
  • Versatility
  • Texture
  • Overall flavor

Let the fight begin!

Sriracha

Our first contender is Sriracha, the delectable Thai hot sauce that has taken the world by storm. How will this old favorite fare in the ring?

  • Heat: Sriracha is hot, but not burn-your-face-off hot. This is part of what makes it so approachable.
  • Versatility: This sauce isn’t just for pho! You can use it basically any way you use ketchup, too.
  • Texture: Smooth, also like ketchup.
  • Overall flavor: It’s hard to beat this harmonious blend of spice, citrus, and garlic!

Gochujang

Next up is Gochujang, a spicy Korean sauce giving Sriracha a run for its money. Could this be the next big hot sauce?

  • Heat: Trust us when we say that Gochujang is sure to bring the heat! It’s a slow burn, but the spice will gradually spread across your tongue, then suddenly you need a gallon of water.
  • Versatility: Though mostly used in Korean recipes, Gochujang can be used in basically all the same ways as Sriracha.
  • Texture: This sauce is also smooth, but heavier and richer than Sriracha.
  • Overall flavor: Gochujang’s flavor is complex, ancient, and deep. The fermented ingredients create a unique flavor experience that we can’t recommend enough!

Chinese Hot Mustard

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Chinese mustard may look gentle, but watch out! Just take one tiny bit and you’ll be sweating. Can this mustard hold up against the other two sauces?

  • Heat: This is a sharp, pungent heat. If you’re looking to make a statement with your spice, Chinese Mustard is the perfect ingredient.
  • Versatility: Chinese Mustard is most often used with pork or as an egg roll dipping sauce, but adventurous souls can use it in any recipe that calls for mustard. Just be sure to have a glass of water on hand.
  • Texture: The texture is thick, but satisfying.
  • Overall flavor: Chinese Mustard is mustard kicked up a hundred notches. Spicy, all-powerful, and all-flavorful!

Sriracha, Gochujang, and Chinese Mustard are all strong hot sauce contenders, but which one is the best? We just can’t decide! Which one is your spicy condiment king? Let us know in the comments!

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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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Cooking With Beverages

Today we’re cooking with beverages! No, not just milk or water. Let’s learn about the interesting ways we can use drinks in the kitchen.

Beer

Not so fast! Before you down that beer, consider using it in your dinner. There are so many different types of beer in the world, and each one lends a unique flavor to your food. However, beer is generally known to add an earthy, hearty flavor to dishes. Try it in a batter or a glaze!

Soda

Soda isn’t just good for refreshing you on a hot day, it’s also an amazing ingredient. Yes, even in savory recipes! Marinate beef kabobs in Mountain Dew for a fresh, tangy flavor. Make a thick, sweet BBQ sauce from scratch with cola. It sounds strange, but we think you’ll love it.

Wine

Got some leftover wine from your last dinner party? Using wine in a recipe is a great way to quickly add some rich flavors to the dish or to enhance the dish’s existing flavor. With Chianti, a simple bolognese sauce becomes a delicious culinary adventure. A bland cut of chicken braised in white wine becomes juicy, tender, and flavorful. Give it a try!

Have you used any of these drinks in your cooking? Let us know!

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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Dipping Sauces of the World

Every day, people all around the world with all different culinary backgrounds and tastes dip their food in a dipping sauce. Whether they’re dipping a potsticker, a pretzel, or pita bread, they dip them in one of the world’s many delicious dipping sauces. Let’s take a look at a few of these dipping sauces from around the globe!

Queso Fundido

It’s hard to resist a plate of nachos, especially when they come with this ultra-cheesy Queso Fundido from Mexico! It’s made with a variety of cheeses, chorizo, and fresh salsa. We’re getting hungry just thinking of the melty texture of the cheese with the crunch of the nacho chips and the burst of flavor from the chorizo. Try it out!

Baba Ghanouj

Don’t be afraid of the name! Baba Ghanouj is an amazing dipping sauce often served with pita bread as a starter in Middle Eastern cuisine. With tahini, eggplant, and herbs, this sauce is sure to be a flavorful and smooth companion to whatever you choose to dip in it!

Sweet Mustard

We know many of you have tried our Double Hi Chinese Mustard, but have you tried Bavarian Sweet Mustard? It’s more gentle and less pungent than its Chinese counterpart, but still packed full of flavor. Try using it as a dipping sauce for a juicy sausage or a soft baked pretzel!

Chermoula

Coming all the way from the Maghreb region of Africa, Chermoula is a simple but delectable dipping sauce comprised of lemon juice, oils, and herbs. This zesty sauce is often paired with meat dishes like kebabs, so we recommend trying it at your next summer BBQ. We think it will be a hit with your guests!

Ponzu Sauce

Here at WN Foods, we talk about Ponzu Sauce a lot, but it’s because we love it so much! We just can’t get tired of that savory soy sauce mixed with the tangy bit of yuzu. That combination creates a truly unique flavor for shabu shabu and gyoza. Yum!

What’s your favorite dipping sauce? Let us know!

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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Meal Prep With WN Foods

Have you heard of meal prepping? Many people meal prep, or prepare meals in bulk ahead of time in order to save time, save money, and ensure that they eat proper portions for each meal. Here are some easy and delicious meal prep recipe using WN Foods sauces!

Teriyaki Chicken

This teriyaki chicken meal prep recipe from Tasty is balanced and sure to be a crowd pleaser even for picky eaters. With our Double Hi Soy Sauce, the sweet and savory teriyaki sauce comes together quickly, making this meal flavorful and extremely easy to prepare in bulk. Give it a try!

Mason Jar Miso Ramen

If you modify this recipe from Serious Eats a bit to incorporate our Longevity Miso Ramen Base, meal prepping becomes even easier! You can customize the ramen to include any of your favorite meats, veggies, or other toppings. Its mason jar packaging also makes it convenient to carry on the go.

Honey Sriracha Shrimp

Craving seafood? Try this meal prep recipe from The Fitchen with our Longevity Sriracha Sauce! The nutritious and tasty shrimp and veggies are easy to prepare, and are sure to brighten your day with a burst of flavor.

Which meal prep recipe will you try first? Let us know!

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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Thai Sauces

There are thousands of Thai restaurants in the USA, but not many Thai sauces are regularly found in American households. We would like to change that by introducing our readers to some delicious sauces and condiments found in Thai cuisine and explaining why you should incorporate them into your home cooking!

Thai Peanut Sauce

As the name says, Thai peanut sauce is a peanut-based sauce with several herbs and spices, including coconut milk, tamarind, soy sauce, and garlic. This sauce is often served with satay or salad, but one WN Foods customer uses it to make Thai-inspired pizza. Its peanut flavor is approachable for people of all tastes, so give it a try!

Sweet Chili Sauce

This versatile sauce is made with red chile peppers and vinegar and can be served with anything from spring rolls, chicken, and seafood. If you’re a fan of Sriracha, we think you might love sweet chili sauce as well. Check it out!

Thai Curry Sauce

Don’t get this confused with Indian or Japanese curry! Thai curry has its own unique flavor thanks to its mix of curry paste, coconut milk, and choice of protein (seafood, meat, or tofu). This delectable sauce is sure to be a treat for your tastebuds.

Nam Phrik Ong

This Thai sauce is a perfect companion for fresh vegetables. Nam Phrik Ong is made of ground pork, chili paste, tomato, and sometimes shrimp paste. It may sound like a bit of a strange combination to Thai food newbies, but trust us when we say that it is amazing!

Thai Fish Sauce

Thai fish sauce or Nam Pla is a Thai food essential. The most basic version is just fermented fish and salt, but it is often mixed with other ingredients, like spices or chili paste. Try it as a marinade, dipping sauce, or in a stew!

Which Thai sauce would you like to try first? Let us know!

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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

WN Foods Quick Facts

WN Foods Quick Facts

  • WN Foods was founded in 1942. That makes over 75 years of family, tradition, and quality!
  • If you need a product formulated from scratch, our research & development team can create and test it for you.
  • We are a WRMSDC-certified minority-owned business enterprise​​.
  • WN Foods started with just one soy sauce recipe, but now manufactures a wide variety of other premium sauces, dressings, marinades and other food products.
  • You can order WN Foods sauces online and pick them up at our office in Hayward, CA or have it shipped to you anywhere in the USA!
  • Our packaging options include (but are not limited to) bottles (glass and plastic), plastic jugs, glass jars, portion packs, pails, drums, and totes.
  • In the 1950s, WN Foods used to offer real estate and import/export services.
  • WN Foods has a YouTube channel with recipe videos and staff interviews.

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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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Chinese Food Vocabulary

Chinese Food Vocabulary

In honor of our bilingual staff here at WN Foods, let’s learn some Chinese food vocabulary in Mandarin!

  • Soy sauce = 酱油 (jiàngyóu)
  • Rice = 饭 (fàn)
  • Noodles = 面 (miàn)
  • Meat = 肉 (ròu)
  • Vegetables = 菜 (cài)
  • Dumplings = 饺子 (jiǎozi)
  • Soup = 汤 (tāng)
  • Chopsticks = 筷子 (kuàizi)
  • To eat = 吃 (chī)
  • To drink = 喝 (hē)

What’s your favorite Mandarin food word? Let us know!

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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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.