Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Taste of Asia Deivered


Sweet deal

You know how you can pass someone and her (or his if you're ...) pheromones are so powerfully attractive that you are drawn like a magnet?  It's natures way of helping people mate.  Anyway, a few weeks ago I saw this "Taste of Asia" sweet chili sauce while shopping. 

To my knowledge I have never had sweet chili sauce before, but there was such a powerful, what?  "flavomone?" transmitted that—I am not making this up—that I wanted to uncap a bottle and drink it on the spot.  Bad form, especially when other shoppers are around, so I bought it.  As soon as I got home I did just that; uncapped and swigged.

I have never done anything like that before, and guess what?  It is freaking wonderful.  I started putting it on everything, so in quick order was running out.  Anyway, this is what I wanted to tell you. 

I buy a lot of stuff, especially bulky, heavy stuff like 50 pound bags of flour, and paper towels, etc., from Walmart.  I mean, the prices range from great to competitive
—and there is no tax, and no shipping charge on orders on $50.  I ordered a six pack of this stuff last Friday, along with a crap load of other stuff. 

Yesterday Fed Ex pulled up at 9AM and left a box on my doorstep.  It was a partial delivery of the Sweet Chili Sauce. That's all.  Now, this stuff cost me maybe $2.59/bottle, so this was about a $15.50 order.  Delivered by Fed-X. Today Fed-X came again and dropped another partial delivery; one can Gold Bond powder spray, and two Almay hypo-allergenic deodorants.  More to come.



bocopro said...

Being married to a SouthEast Asian woman for over half a century, I've put a lot of stuff like that on various foods.

It's an absolute MUST-HAVE for lumpia (eggrolls/spring rolls). Great for chicken, too.

The big name in the business is Mae Ploy, which is o.k., but I prefer the Thai stuff, especially the Pantai, which comes in hot or mild. The hot is just about right, not strong enough to burn the tongue into submission and shut down the olfactories.

Also have downed thousands of bottles of Mafran and Jufran (banana catsup) over the past 50 years.

Here's the Pantai label:

Anonymous said...

good stuff for fried wontons and spring rolls.
warning: it goes down easy, but too much will burn a hole in your stomach.

renojim said...

That sauce is wonderful. First tried it in Thailand many years ago. Liked it so much I married the girl that introduced me to it. Been using it ever since. Some of the people I've introduced it to put it on everything, including pop corn. If you experiment with different brands, you'll find they have a significantly different taste. And by now, you probably know it's just as hot coming out as it was going in.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned Gold Bond and Almay. My wife has dumped the Gold Bond in favor of Babyganics Baby Eczema care cream. You don't have to have eczema, or be a baby, to benefit from it. However, it is a cream and not a powder. Walmart has it.

Anonymous said...

Switched to AMMAN'S Powder about 30 years ago - Great as a deodorant too, without smelling like Listerine.


Anonymous said...

Walmart beats making your own toilet paper too!

Anonymous said...

"Walmart beats making your own toilet paper too!"

Nuthin beats a corncob ya wimps....

hardass x

Chizbro said...

or make your own
• ½ cup distilled white vinegar
• 1 cup sugar
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 1 tablespoon Chinese-style chili-garlic sauce, or to taste
1. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar and ½ cup of the sugar. Bring to a low boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat to medium and stir in the rest of the sugar. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently as the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the salt. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the chili-garlic sauce, and remove from heat.
2. Let cool and serve at room temperature.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Oh, now that I have a year supply ... :)

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