Day 13: Rooster Sauce
Or, as it's also known affectionately by its favorite fans: Rooster Sauce.
This is it, boys & girls. This sriracha sauce is the reason I began this Blog. I've often gazed in the eyes of this rooster, wondering if I could eat the whole thing. One bad idea led to another, and the blog was born. The sauce is known as the "Tabasco of Sriracha Sauces". Almost everyone I know has seen or tasted this sauce, even those that aren't hot-heads. Most people love it, many say it's pretty hot.
I was first introduced to this sauce years ago when a coworker started raving about it. He said it tasted so good, that you eat more than you should, causing a person to burn themselves accidentally. And then they grab for more! He said that one restaurant carried it on EVERY single table. About a month later, we get the opportunity to eat at the restaurant -- and it's no longer carried there! I started searching in all the grocery stores in town, and no one carried it. Then one day I'm in our largest grocery store and I accidentally find it in the Ethnic food aisle, right by the Asian cuisine.
My eyes were opened that day. It was indeed one of the best sauces ever. Since it was located at a grocery store that only accepts cash, I usually bought 4 or 5 bottles at a time since I hardly ever frequent that store. Today, it's carried by almost every grocery store in our area.
This sauce is extremely thick, allowing you to stick it on almost any food. It is also sweetened: It can easily fool a person into having more than they should, and then they get burned. It is truly the ketchup replacement. I can't think of one food that goes good with ketchup that doesn't go good with Rooster Sauce. It goes best with asian noodle dishes.
This sauce is so popular, that there are even counterfeiters making knock-offs. Doesn’t make much sense, though, since these large bottles are actually quite cheap!
It comes in 2 sizes that I know of: 17 ounces, and 28 ounces.
The Official Rooster Sauce Challenge
To avoid any confusion, I will be attempting to eat the larger of the 2 bottles in one day. Yep, the big one. Unbelievably, it says right on the side of the bottle: 1 pound, 12 ounces. 28 ounces. Wow, that’s a lot of food!
If I fail this challenge, I’m quitting the blog. Since this is the reason I started the blog, I don’t really see a reason to go on if I can’t do it.
Click on the pictures for a close-up.
Breakfast:Breakfast was an 11-egg omelette (Only used 5 of the 11 yolks to cut down on calories) and then a few left over potatoes for good measure. You can see the before & after pictures of what the bottle looked like after I was finished with it. I was very pleased with how much I had used already. I was definitely on track to finish.
Lunch:I was so full from breakfast, I couldn’t muster enough energy to make a real lunch. I just ate a bowl of macaroni salad. And yes, Rooster sauce went great with it. Unfortunately, as you can see, I didn’t go through much sauce. I went and grabbed some cheese curds in an attempt to use just a bit more sauce.
Supper:Supper was a late one. I was pretty full before I started, but the fate of the world rested in my hands. I was pretty pleased when I poured the last of the bottle out and finished my plate. But to my horror, when I went back in to the kitchen to do dishes, I noticed that more sauce had collected from the sides of the bottle to the bottom. I still had some sauce left! I dug out a cold hot dog and basically forced it down with the rest of the sauce.
Finally, victory was mine.
Wow, am I full.
I estimate about a 26 mile jog to work this one off.
Tomorrow: Dragon Sauce. (5 ounces only, thank god)
Topics: Hot Sauce, Rooster Sauce, Huy Fong