Surprising Flavor Combinations

We know, these flavor combinations are weird, but don’t knock them till you try them!

Peanut & Meat

Fans of Thai food probably already know and love this flavor combination, but in case you haven’t tried it, peanut sauce is amazing with all kinds of meats. Satay (skewered grilled meat usually served with peanut sauce) is an awesome introduction to this unique mix of juicy, savory goodness with the distinct flavor of peanuts. Give it a try!

Fruit & Spice

Spiced fruits are extremely popular in Mexico and anywhere with a Mexican population, and for good reason. If you have never tried fruits with chili powder, you may not think this combination is appetizing, but trust us when we say that the fruity freshness mixed with the kick of spice from the chili is absolutely mindblowing. It’s also very easy to make at home as all you need is fresh fruit and chili powder.

Avocado & Chocolate

Avocado is traditionally associated with savory dishes, but did you know that it tastes amazing with chocolate? This is primarily because of its rich, creamy texture, which lends itself well to foods like chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream. Despite what you may think, the natural flavor of the avocado doesn’t overpower the chocolate at all. They work together in perfect harmony!

Cheese & Jam

Here in the USA, we often reserve cheese for either savory dishes or cream cheese, but we should really be eating it with jam more often. Soft, creamy cheeses like brie taste heavenly when piled on a crunchy cracker and topped with a flavorful jam. We recommend either regular fruit jams or the lesser known spicy chili jelly.

French Fries & Ice Cream

People who dip their french fries in their milkshakes at restaurants sometimes get weird looks, but we understand you. Many think that crunchy and salty fries would be gross when combined with sweet and creamy ice cream when they are actually an awesome combination, just like chocolate covered pretzels.

What’s your favorite flavor combination? Which one of these unusual combinations 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 Sauces in Marinades

With the right ingredients and enough time, marinades are an easy way to add flavor and moisture to your meals. Here are some marinades you can create with WN Foods sauces!

Soy Garlic Marinade

Marinating meats doesn’t have to be complicated. Soy sauce is the base for many simple marinades like this soy garlic marinade, which only requires 4 basic ingredients that combine to form an explosion of flavor for your steak of choice!

Spicy Mustard Marinade

Using spicy mustard in a marinade is a sure way to add some heat to a bland piece of meat. However, many people find the taste to be too strong, so they often pair it with ingredients like honey to balance it out. If you would like to try it yourself, check out this spicy mustard marinade!

Honey Sriracha Marinade

Our Sriracha sauce in squeeze bottles makes it easy to simply cover your dishes in this delicious hot sauce, but did you know that sriracha is also great in marinades like this honey sriracha marinade? The heat is more subtle and even when mixed with other ingredients like honey and soy sauce.

Which marinade 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.

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.

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.

3 Hot Sauces You May Not Know

In the US, we always hear about the same hot sauces: tabasco, sriracha, and cholula. They’re great and all, but what about the world of other hot sauces out there? Let’s take a look at 3 lesser known but equally amazing hot sauces.

#1: Harissa

Harissa is a North African hot sauce made with several different peppers, garlic paste, herbs, and vegetable oil. Like sriracha, it can be paired with almost anything: meats, veggies, bread… if you need to crank up the heat, look no further than harissa!

#2: Aji

Aji’s green color may throw you off, but don’t be fooled- this Peruvian sauce definitely packs a punch. It is most often used with meat, but also makes a great dipping sauce. If you’re looking to try something new in the kitchen, we recommend aji sauce!

#3: Sambal

Sambal is an Indonesian hot sauce made with chili peppers, shrimp paste, fish sauce, vinegar, and a variety of other spices and juices. It sports a unique texture and a wonderfully complex flavor that pairs well with meat, fish, and vegetables alike. Next time you find yourself reaching for the same old hot sauce, try sambal instead!

Which of these 3 hot sauces would you like to try first? 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 wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Beyond KBBQ: Common Korean Foods

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Korean BBQ has taken the US by storm, and for good reason: it’s amazing! However, there’s a whole world of Korean food outside of BBQ. Let’s learn about some common Korean dishes!

Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a simple but delicious meal: white rice topped with sautéed vegetables, fried egg, and gochujang. It’s colorful, healthy, and contains a wide variety of different flavors to dazzle your tastebuds!

Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki are Korean spicy rice cakes. The soft, chewy texture pairs well with the heat of the chilis in the sauce. Make sure you have some water on hand when you eat this one!

Jjajangmyeon

Jjajangmyeon is another classic Korean favorite. It’s noodles topped with black bean sauce, pork, and zucchini. This one is sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites!

Budae jjigae

Budae jjigae, or “army stew,” is a Korean hot pot dish with spicy chili broth, ramen noodles, Spam, sausage, tofu, kimchi, mushrooms, onions, and cheese. It’s a hearty stew meant to fill you up and keep you warm.

Mandu

Mandu are similar to gyoza and potstickers: tender dough wrapped around a meat or vegetable filling, dipped in a dipping sauce. This dish makes a great appetizer.

Have you tried any of these Korean foods before? Which one would you like to try first?

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.

Sriracha taste testers wanted!

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SRIRACHA TASTE TESTERS WANTED! Wing Nien is looking for the right people to test our Sriracha sauce in exchange for a $40 Trader Joes gift card! If interested, please contact us with some basic information about yourself: your name, age, where you shop for groceries, and why you think you would make a good taste tester. Thank you!

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.

Wing Nien Foods 2nd Giveaway!

 

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Want to try our sauce for free? Now is your chance!

Wing Nien Foods is giving away prizes to 2 lucky winners! One will win a gift box, and the other will win 2 bottles of our delicious sauce. Inside the gift box is a bottle of our delicious sriracha sauce, plus two sets of bowls and Wing Nien chopsticks, as shown in the photos.

To enter, simply comment on the official Facebook post with an answer to this question: What is your favorite sauce, and how do you use it?

You have until 7/28 to comment, and the total number of comments must reach 15. After that, we will pick 2 winners through a random number generator, and announce the winners on 7/29. Open to the US only. For the rest of the rules, please see below. Thank you!

  • Gift box includes one (1) bottle of Wing Nien sriracha sauce, two (2) bowls, and two (2) sets of Wing Nien chopsticks
  • Open to the US only
  • Comment about your favorite sauce must be left on the official giveaway post on Wing Nien’s Facebook page by 7/28
  • Must like Wing Nien’s Facebook page to enter
  • 1 comment per person allowed
  • Total number of comments must reach 15 by 7/28; if we do not receive enough comments, we will do another giveaway at a later time, and everyone who entered this time will automatically be entered next time
  • Two (2) winners will be chosen through a random number generator
  • Entrants must be willing to provide their shipping address so that we may send them the prize
  • Shipping paid for by Wing Nien Foods

Wing Nien Foods giveaway tomorrow!

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Tell your friends!

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.

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.