Sort of an Flush Angry Red

Speaking of Chinese food, I intentionally left out a key representative item because it deserved its own posting. It's that mysterious glowy red sweet-n-sour sauce.

I don't even know where to buy that sauce! Maybe Safeway has some in the "ethnic foods" aisle. Maybe Ranch 99 (T&T Supermarket) has it. If I tried to buy some there, would they see that I'm Asian, yell at me for asking, and then kick me out of the store in disgust? Would the older ladies in that sauce aisle give me dirty looks and whisper amongst themselves and point at me behind my back, appalled at why my parents didn't raise me properly to know that that sauce isn't really intended for us?

I think Crayola should name that red and put it in their next box set: Sweet-and-Sour-Sauce Red.

8 comments:

Momcy said...

Ha Ha, you don't know how to make sweet and sour sauce? I DO and I'm not going to tell U! :D

head dump said...

I like that sauce on my spring rolls! I don't know if Crayola can make that colour glow!

Van said...

i believe it's ketchup, vinegar, soy sauce and sugar. ya don't need to buy it

Van said...

oh and dont forget the corn starch for thickening

Momcy said...

Nope, Van, not quite, close!! :D

Ben said...

I dunno, Momcy ... I trust Van's Chinese cooking and it sounds right, though there seem to be variations that include pineapple bits (or I suppose pineapple juice would work). Why, what's your recipe? I'll be the judge to see if it stacks up!

2 cups     commercial sweet&sour sauce
3 tbsp     red food colouring #42
3/4 cup     glowing essence
1 tsp     radioactive uranium (optional)

Van said...

You trust my cooking? i think you got me mixed up with Simon :)

The only decent stuff I can make is pig tongue and stirfry.

Momcy said...

Yuk,commercial sweet& sour sauce! red food colouring! if you use those stuff, you might as well kill yourself. Well, I'm going to talk healthy for all of us,therefore, can't trick me into telling U. Ha hahah!