Hot sauce, also known as chilli sauce or pepper sauce is an additional seasoning added to your dish to give it a spicy, tangy flavour. We use hot sauce on everything, be it on your breakfast eggs, the Chinese food you had at lunch or as a dip with the hot plate of wings at dinner. The main ingredient in a hot sauce is chili pepper. And since there are dozens of varieties of chili peppers known to mankind, there are subsequently the same amount of hot sauces.
Each variety of hot sauce differs from the other in flavor, consistency, and level of spiciness.
Listed below is the best hot sauces guide featuring the top 8 brands of hot sauces ranging from the mildest to the spiciest.
Cholula’s hot sauce is tangier and less spicy. It is useful if you just want to add a slight kick to your dish. This sauce is good to use with fries and pizzas.
- Frankie red hot sauce
This sauce us made out of cayenne peppers. Combine this sauce with butter and spices and use it as a dip with chicken wings.
- Goya Hot Sauce
This blend of tabasco sauce and Louisiana hot goes well with tacos, avocado toast, and quesadillas.
- Guy Fong Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce
This condiment cum dipping sauce is made from garlic, vinegar, chilli pepper, salt, and sugar.
This is a perfect combination of dumplings.
- Momofuku Ssam sauce
A Korean hot sauce made with a mixture of sake, miso, rice vinegar, soy sauce and Korean hot peppers. This is used to marinate meat and vegetables.
- Pain is good hot sauce
I think the name says it all! The aftertaste of this sauce lasts long after it touches your tongue. It us best used with burgers.
- Queen Majesty Scotch Bonnet Ginger Hot Sauce
The spicy flavor of this sauce takes a while to hit you. It is vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free. Its gingery, lemony flavor works well with soups and quesadillas.
- Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
Unlike other sauces, this sauce uses less vinegar and so can be used with tangy cocktails like the Bloody Mary or Michelada.