It can't be just me, can it? Maybe it's from a solid decade and a half of it being my go-to easy source of garlicky heat -- but I think I might be at my breaking point finally.
I realized it today while having lunch at my favorite Vietnamese place, which of course keeps the good old green cap out with the hoisin and nam pla in the little vinegar shaker.
I think I need to find another way to add some burn. Huy Fong has become too recognizable. I can taste it in a heartbeat in the many ways restaurants incorporate it into other foods these days.
Not knocking it at all. In fact, I'd say it's the best hot sauce I've ever had, as evidenced by my longtime loyalty.
But I think we need to take a little break. It's not you, Huy Fong; it's me. I will always respect you and never say a bad word about you. And who knows? We may end up together again some day. I just need some time to myself.