Jennifer in Wonderland

June 27, 2009

My Addiction

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — jennifer @ 1:05 PM

You read that right. Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have an addiction. It’s not to alcohol or drugs or porn. It’s not even to shopping, although some might argue otherwise. As with many addictions, I didn’t even realize it was a problem until I came home and saw this…

L to R: Sweet Soy Sauce, Black Bean Garlic Sauce, Sriracha, Maggi, Hoisin Sauce, Soy Sauce, Dumpling Sauce, Sesame Dressing, Fish Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Oyster Sauce, Sesame Oil

Oh Asian sauces, why must you tempt me so? I probably single handedly keep Lee Kum Kee in business. They have addicted me with their salty, MSG-laden goodness. And the thing is, I don’t even own 10% of the sauces out there. Have you ever been down the sauce aisle at 99 Ranch? It’s INSANE! 

I just picked up the Sweet Soy Sauce today and although I wasn’t planning on eating it right now, I had to have a taste. It tastes exactly as it sounds…a sweet, soy sauce. But the consistency is more syrupy, like an aged balsamic vinegar. I was perusing some food blogs earlier and found a “recipe” for silken tofu with sweet soy sauce and fried onions. For some reason it just struck a chord with me – the idea of cold, silky tofu on a 97 degree Walnut Creek day just sounded amazing. I also picked up a jar of fried onions (which of course, I also had to taste as soon as I got home) and it was like a less salty version of those French’s onions that you eat on green bean casserole. DELISH! Now, I regret not picking up that jar of fried garlic…

Well, the tofu is going to have to wait because while at 99 Ranch, I picked up an assortment of dim sum, as well as roast and bbq pork and my clock is telling me that it’s LUNCH TIME!!



  1. OMG, your Maggi addiction? Um, is it my fault? LOL.

    Sesame Dressing…WINNER!!!

    And those big jars of fried garlic??? I LOOOOOVE!!! They have them in onion too.

    Remember our garlic and onion Tuna nights with Esselunga chips?

    That day we went to the fabric plant and we mouthed the bus driver’s “boh” was the funniest time you requested that for dinner. HAHAHA!

    Comment by Frau Zaftig — July 5, 2009 @ 10:13 PM

  2. sriracha chili sauce* I think that’s how it’s spelt* . this stuff is delicious. If I could make a meal out of the sauce alone I would do it. absolutely delicious.

    Comment by the 5th ghostbuster — November 29, 2009 @ 4:25 PM

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