sriracha. i hate it.
the most overrated condiment of all time has to be sriracha. i’m pretty sure it didn’t get the nickname “cock sauce” because of the rooster on the bottle, but because it tastes like dick.
as someone that loves spicy foods and a good hot sauce in general i’m fed up with the obsessive overuse of sriracha. it is not the answer to all your spice needs people!
why is this automatically brought to you at restaurants when you ask for hot sauce? i want some cholula with my breakfast potatoes! texas petes to kick up my wings! crystals in my bloody mary! melinda’s when i want my whole face to be burning in delicious delight! some chili oil to make my fried rice sing? well yes, i would love some! hell, ill take some tapatio on everything! there is a whole world of hot sauce out there that people’s taste buds are missing out on because of this infatuation with sriracha. where did this obsession start and how the hell do i get rid of it in order to enjoy my dining experiences?
now i know what your saying. ”whats the big deal? its in a separate container. no one is requiring you to use it!” the big deal is that its everywhere. i mean, there are cookbooks and blogs that help people put sriracha in the many foods i would normally love. and honestly, all of these recipes i’ve found look great… if they would just drop the sriracha and use a proper hot sauce.
now this devil sauce is making its way out of the bottle and onto my unwilling plate. wings have been ruined time and time again with attempts to make them fancy with a sriracha sauce. just because you tossed it into your hellman’s doesn’t mean you made a sriracha aioli. if i see one more pizza with sriracha as the main sauce component i’m going to scream! you can’t even taste all the other delicious ingredients when this spicy, peppery garbage comes into play. additionally, when did restaurants decide everyone loves sriracha and start adding it to their ketchup? its not homemade so dont act offended when i ask for some normal ketchup. you didn’t slave away in a hot kitchen over it. blending two red sauces together does not a gourmet experience make. if i wanted sriracha ketchup i could use my culinary prowess to mix two things together too.
i suppose i really hate sriracha mostly because of the LEVEL of infatuation with it. if there was a yelp thread, cookbook, blogs, cartoon on the oatmeal or art shows devoted to talking about any other hot sauce my hatred would dissipate. until then, i’ll fight the good fight for all the delicious hot sauces in the world.