Our Staff’s Favorite WN Foods Sauces

Group 1.png

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

WN Interview Margaret.png

“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

WN Interview Bernadette.png

“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

WN Interview Hanh.png

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

Linda, Office Manager

WN Interview Linda.png

“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!

WN logo transparent.png

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.

Favorite WN Foods Moments

WN Foods has been in business since 1942. That’s 76 years worth of happy moments and fun times with our family and our loyal partners! We know it’s hard to pick favorites, but let’s take a look at some of our staff’s most fond memories.

Bernadette: “I always enjoy creating new sauces: starting from scratch, sourcing new concepts and required ingredients, making bench top samples, and testing product specifications to make sure they achieve the product’s safety and also sensory tasting to achieve the best quality, of course. However, the absolute best moments for me are looking at people’s face as they enjoy the sauces I create. I was very happy to have the opportunity to create more than 20 sauces for ECRM Private Brand Food Show event in 2015 – I remember one of the happiest moments was when I found out that one of the sauces (Thai Red Curry) I made got picked as the winner, and WN Foods was honored with 2015 Buyer’s Taste Award.”

Linda: “My best moment at WN Foods is when I received a big gold coin for my 30 years services anniversary award from the company. This award will always remind me of the company’s appreciation.”

Gregory: “One of the great moments (of many) that I remember is when we had a production issue and the customers truck was waiting at our dock to pick up the product. The original estimate was that it would take a week solve the problem and have the product ready to ship. The customer couldn’t wait that long, so the entire WN team came together to fix the problem in 24 hours. Every person from every department volunteered to help and worked as a team to meet the needs of the customer. The customer received their product on time and I was never more proud of the entire WN staff.”

Kiana: “My favorite moment at WN Foods was the 70th anniversary party. We held a big party with all our friends and family where we got to enjoy fresh meals from food trucks, impressive lion dances, and heartfelt speeches from our staff. It was really touching, and I’ll always remember it.”

Hanh: “Every year, we always look forward to the WN Foods annual Christmas party. One of my favorite moments is the Christmas party of 2016 when Kiana pulled my name from the drawing box to win a TV, and Gregory thought Kiana and I worked together to rig the drawing.”

Peter: “My favorite moment at WN Foods would be lunch time of everyday. We get to wind down, sit and discuss about anything whether it be about our family issues, if we gained weight, jokes, etc. Sometimes all the female workers talk about their womanly issues like I am not there (laughs).”

Margaret: “In 2014, we had an event to celebrate Jon’s retirement. Prior to the event, countless hours were poured into planning by the whole office as well as the operations crew. Team members prepared every detail during office hours and over the weekends with nothing but smiles and best efforts. True teamwork was at play for this celebration with 200 friends & colleagues & business partners. On the day of the event, what we witnessed were all the happy memories of an devoted employee who have given 30 years of service to the company, and what he got in return was all the love and life long friendship by the peers and suppliers and clients. But most of all, the deep appreciation and heart felt love from the owner’s family. That, to me, is priceless and that’s what sets this company apart from many other business. It’s got soul. Therefore, it has been and always be one of my favorite moments of my years in this big family.”

Huge thanks to our team for taking a walk down memory lane. It’s fun to reminisce, isn’t it? Readers, do you have any favorite WN Foods moments? If so, please share them with us!

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 Easy Asian Fusion Recipes

Thanks to airplanes and the Internet, globalization is on the rise. Food cultures clash and combine, and sometimes form entirely new genres as a result. Asian fusion food is one of the most prominent examples of this; it takes traditionally Asian ingredients and incorporates them into other famous dishes like burritos, tacos, and pizza. Sounds great, right? Let’s look at a few recipes for homemade Asian fusion food!

Sushi Burrito

If you live in a major US city, you may have seen sushi burritos on the news. Restaurants serving these jumbo maki rolls had lines of around entire city blocks because people just couldn’t get enough. Don’t worry though, you no longer have to wait in line. Sushi burritos are actually quick and easy to make at home! We recommend this recipe from Spoon University with our Double Hi Soy Sauce.

Ginger Chicken Tacos


(Photo from Well Plated)

Ginger chicken is common in Chinese and Thai dishes, and is great when eaten in a taco shell with fresh vegetables. It’s nutritious and packed with complex flavors, but it’s quite simple to prepare! Just follow this recipe from Well Plated and you’ll be ready for taco night in no time.

Thai Chicken Pizza

(Photo from What’s Gaby Cooking)

We know that peanut sauce on pizza sounds strange, but trust us and the many other fans of this pizza when we say that it’s a match made in heaven. The crunchy vegetables, creamy peanut sauce, and tender chicken all sitting on a golden brown pizza crust… what more could you ask for? Check out this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking to try Thai chicken pizza for yourself!

So, are you hungry yet? Which of these Asian fusion recipes will you try first? 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.

Peanut Sauce

maxresdefault(Photo from TatyanasEverydayFood)

The USA is home to thousands of Thai restaurants, each with their own special dishes and specialties. But what do they all have in common? Peanut sauce.

Peanut sauce is one of the most popular and versatile condiments in Thai cuisine. It is a delectable sweet and salty sauce often made with peanuts, garlic, soy sauce, coconut milk, spices, and sometimes lemon grass. The texture varies based on the dish in which it will be used.

This delicious sauce can be used in almost anything, but it is most commonly used as a dipping sauce for meat or spring rolls, as a sauce for noodles or stir fries, or as a dressing for salads. Some of Wing Nien’s happy customers say they love to use their peanut sauce on pizza. How would you like to use it? Let us know in the comments!

a8647a9e-38b2-4c37-9b43-e699273f7857(Photo from SparkRecipes)

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!

WN ad

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.

Curry galore!

thai_green_chicken_curry_and_roti(Photo from Wikipedia)

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!

Indian Butter Chicken Curry(Photo from Big Apple Curry)

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!

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA(Photo from Cook Diary)

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!

maxresdefault(Photo from Japanese Cooking 101)

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.

Sriracha Sauce

vegan-sriracha-pictures-17
(Photo by Edgy Veg)

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.

img_8664(Photo by Baker by Nature)

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.

sriracha-brown-sugar-barbecue-baked-chicken-wings(Photo by Hiconsumption)

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!