Made without artificial preservatives or other fillers, this award-winning Cambodian hot sauce is pure flavor, featuring not only red chili peppers but also pungent garlic; salty, umami-packed fish sauce; vinegar; and sugar for a complex and balanced condiment. It works as an all-purpose Asian-style chili garlic sauce, with a moderate heat level and subtle sweetness that make it incredibly versatile. Before she started her company, chef Channy Laux was already getting requests from friends for her Chrouk Metae. Now she sells classic Southeast Asian ingredients and small-batch sauces that will liven up and add dimension to anything from beef, pork and chicken to our Thai Stir-Fried Spinach. Use Chrouk Metae anytime you want to add a bit of bright, rounded heat to your dishes, or do as we do and use it as a tableside hot sauce.
A Cambodian refugee, Channy Laux started Angkor Food in 2010 to honor the memory of her mother, who fled to the United States with Laux and her three siblings during the Khmer Rouge's regime. The chef's award-winning company, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is our favorite source of authentic Southeast Asian ingredients.
Net Weight: 3.5 ounces
Ingredients: Red chili peppers, water, vinegar, fish sauce (anchovy extract, salt, sugar), sugar, spice, dried garlic, sea salt
Allergens: Contains fish
Place of Origin: California, U.S.