Hot Sauce lovers, there's a new king on the block (according to LA Times)

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  1. Sweet Willie
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    Taste test of various hot sauces by a 3 judge panel, published by LA Times. One of the judges is Roy Choi of Korean BBQ truck fame.

    http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-hot-sauce-tasting-20150224-story.html

    spoiler alert, winner was Lao Gan Mai Spicy Chili Crisp sauce, which is not so much a sauce as a topping but man oh man what a glorious topping/sauce it is! I'm a sriracha sauce lover but the chili crisp sauce is a whole new ballgame.

    Jars cost $1.99 at the Asian markets I shop at. Word might be spreading about this sauce as when I first bought a couple jars there was a whole shelf full of this sauce, when I went a few days ago, each market had only a few jars left on their shelves.
     
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    I am still partial to Marie Sharp's Habanero (silver) Hot Sauce from Belize.
     
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    We have a jar of that in our pantry that gets busted out everytime we have chinese takeout.

    Last night, I tried some on top of my wife's chicken adobo. I like that it complements, not masks, whatever you're eating.
     
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    homemade adobo, you are a lucky man
    At work, one of my peers keeps approx 5-6 hot sauces that we all use & replace, kind of a communal condiment bar. I will try to find Marie's & add to our collection thanks for the suggestion.

    Side note: when I brought a jar of the Spicy Chili Crisp, 50% was gone in 2 days.
     
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    I grow my own peppers and make my own hot sauce. Currently I am growing a very hot hybrid of the Jamaican Scotch bonnet, the chocolate habanero (from Guyana) and I have a few germinating seeds of the Trinidad ghost red ( these seem to grown very slowly and my previous attempt was not too successful)

    As far as bottled sauces go my favorite is the Kutbil-ik , Maya version of the El Yucateco.
     

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