The Oatmeal—probably the Web’s most reliable home of to-the-point single-serving illustrated comedy essays—has tackled Sriracha “Rooster Sauce,” the omnipresent and almost totally beloved Asian hot sauce.

Dipping into everything from the sauce’s versatility to its usefulness in warding off food poachers to the hallucinogenic state of grace that can be obtained through an overdose, this succinct series of narration and comics is as a good a summary of a major condiment as has ever been assembled.

(And if you haven’t been following The Oatmeal’s take on food, see also the sometimes NSFW language-wise What I Want from a Restaurant Website, Dear Juicy Fruit, and especially Why I Don’t Cook at Home.)

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