Our Staff’s Favorite WN Foods Sauces

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Even though we’re surrounded by sauces all day, we still absolutely love what we make! Even at home, we use our own products in our personal cooking all the time. Here are our staff’s favorite WN Foods sauces.

Margaret, Marketing Manager

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“I think my favorite would be the gochujang, which is the Korean fermented pepper base sauce. Several reasons why I enjoy this particular product—it’s a ubiquitous sauce, meaning that you can use it for anything and everything. You can use it for your stir fry, in your fried rice; you can use it for your soup, you can use it as a dipping sauce. It’s extremely versatile, and I also like the special, authentic Korean fermented pepper, the authentic goodness that’s being put into this particular formula.”

Bernadette, R&D Manager

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“Any type of sauce that we work from scratch… for example, General Tsao. We actually had the chance to develop like 5 or 6 different kinds of formulas, and all the clients were happily asking me for more different kinds. So that’s a blessing, and it’s a joyful moment for me!”

Hanh, Project Manager

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“My favorite sauces here are hoisin sauce, curry, and sriracha.”

Linda, Office Manager

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“Our stir fry sauce.”

Peter, Plant Manager

WN Interview Peter.png”My favorite sauce is probably the Thai chili peanut. It’s so versatile. I love it for salad!”

As you can see, the WN Foods staff has a pretty wide range of tastes in sauces. How about you? What’s your favorite sauce of ours? 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.

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.

Bibimbap

We hope our giveaway participants are enjoying their sauces! In case you need some ideas on how to use them, here is an easy way to use Gochujang. You can skip the paste mixing step since our Gochujang is a ready-to-use 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 would you choose?

If we could manufacture any sauce for you, what would you choose? Let us know in the comments!

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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 kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Globalization & Food Trends

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Globalization is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world. Thanks to the Internet and the ease of transportation, people all around the world are more interconnected than ever. With this comes an exchange of cultures, including language, behaviors, beliefs, and of course… food!

So, how does this affect food trends in the USA?

According to Datassential (a company that analyzes national food trends), the overarching concept of “ethnic food” is becoming obsolete. Foods once considered “exotic” or “foreign” are becoming less intimidating as consumers are introduced to more and more different types of cuisines and expand their tastes.

It is not surprising, then, that one of the hottest trends in the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Culinary Forecast is ethnic condiments. Consumers opened their minds (and mouths) and found sriracha sauce, which skyrocketed in popularity and became a common sauce in restaurants and households alike. Now they’re looking for more. One of the biggest contenders for the next sriracha is gochujang, which Wing Nien is developing as we speak!

Wing Nien is still working on this sauce, trying to ensure that it’s the best that it 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!

Ddukbokki

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Feeling hungry after reading our gochujang article? We recommend trying this simple but delicious ddukbokki (Korean spicy rice cake) recipe from Kimchimari. 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.

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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