When restaurants had to close for lockdown(s), chefs and suppliers wasted no time getting saucy behind the scenes creating killer condiments as a way to keep businesses going and expand their brands. If, like us, you’re a bulk buyer of hot sauces, love slathering jam on your toast or pesto on your pasta then here’s some of our favourite sauces to stock up on…
SpiceBox | Chip Shop Curry Sauce
Pimp your chips with this classic curry sauce. It’s made in the UK from all natural ingredients and every bottle sold helps plant a tree too. Fruity, spicy and we bet you smother it on everything.
The Orange Buffalo | Hot Sauce
These sauces from London’s original buffalo wing specialists will spice up your quarantine cooking. K-TOWN is a great Korean inspired all-rounder, whilst the WOOF WOOF is sure to get your lips tingling and nose dripping.
Tonkotsu | Chilli Oil
This amazing ‘Eat The Bits’ Chilli Oil was around pre-lockdown but that doesn’t make it any less spesh. Buy in bulk and add to EVERYTHING.
Tacos Padre | Salsa Macha
Salsa macha is essentially Mexican chilli oil and this one from Tacos Padre has cripsy chile, garlic, onion, pumpkin & sesame seeds and it’s addictive.
Laphet | Tamarind Sauce
Burmese restaurant Laphet recently launched a deli stocked with Asian condiments. This Tamarind Sauce is our fave – we’ve been smothering it on our fried rice to bring it to life.
Mei Mei | Sambal Chilli Paste
This Sambal Chilli paste from Mei Mei in Borough Market is super versatile and adds a KICK to most dishes. We love adding it to our fish recipes alongside some fresh fresh tomatoes for a simple supper.
Eaten Alive | Smoked Sriracha
This Smoked Sriracha is new from Eaten Alive, a brand of fermented hot sauces only available to restaurants pre-lockdown. Use on your bacon sarnie and you’ll never need ketchup again.
Kold Sauce | Fermented Hot Sauce
A naturally fermented hot sauce made in London, Kold has a sweet flavour to it and a subtle kick. A great hot sauce for those who want a medium heat. Goes well on BBQ’d meats.
Bellong Dining | Long Là John
This sauce from Bellong Dining is like a Tawianese ragu with minced beef, garlic, chilli, soy sauce and a range of other spices – and yes there’s a vegan version too.
Catalyst | Coffee Sriracha
Level up your eggs and avo with this sriracha, which is made with fresh chillies and different blends of Catalyst coffee, so you get those fruity roasted vibes. And it comes in three spice levels.