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Vietnamese Supermarket recommendations - looking for Pepper Sa-te Sauce!

Jackofwits | Sep 13, 2009 10:39 AM


I need Vietnamese Supermarket recommendations, anywhere in the City. I live in Jackson Heights, but love trolling Asian supermarkets throughout the city.

Specifically, what I am looking for is Pepper Sa-Te sauce, Huy Fong of Sriracha sauce fame made a Pepper Sa-Te sauce, but stopped 10 or more years ago.

I still have a half bottle I treasure and dole out sparingly...

After 10 years of hunting throughout NYC, I found a similar sauce of in all places, Easton, PA, where my wonderful Aunt Selma lives.

There in the Viet Hoa Oriental Grocery Store ( at 427 Northampton Street, Easton, PA 18042, 610-515-9935), I found Tia Chieu Sa-Te made by Vi Hao Food Co. It has a blue lid, and a unicorn on the insignia. Typical plastic container, with a wide flat lid, like what Huy Fong's non-squeeze bottle products come in.

But Easton is the only place I have found this. Until a few months ago there was no joy on the net, but recently stores in California have begun to offer Pepper Sa-te Sauce on line, but it's expensive to ship liquids, and spillage is possible.

Any suggestions for a good Vietnamese grocery, anywhere in The City?


Ken Jacowitz

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