With veganism growing in popularity every year, a question many people ask is ‘Is Sriracha vegan?’
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if products are vegan from the label and if you have been offered this delicious, spicy sauce, you might be wondering to yourself ‘Is Sriracha vegan or not?
What is Sriracha sauce?
Sriracha is a spicy condiment that can be used in a variety of cuisines, for marinading and dipping. It originates from Thailand, where it was invented by home cook Thanom Chakkapak in 1949. Everyone who tasted her bright red chilli, garlicy sauce loved it. She decided to sell it and called it Sriraja Panich.
What is in Sriracha?
The main ingredient in most Sriracha is red chilli pepper which is ground into a paste. It also contains garlic, salt, vinegar and sugar. This the basis for most Sriracha sauces and it has a ketchup-like consistency, so you can dollop it on sandwiches, burgers or fries. We like to add it to mayonnaise which dials the heat down a bit and gives a pleasant, sweet heat to our chicken, prawn or tofu Baos. Some customers have even told us they would come to the restaurant just for a bowl of the Sriracha Mayo on its own!
What’s different about MamaLan’s Sriracha Sauce?
MamaLan has its own secret recipe for Sriracha which creates the perfect blend of heat, and tang. Our sauce contains pineapple for an added layer of fruity flavour to complement the kick from the chilli. We also use a variety of red peppers which add sweetness and depth to the sauce. One of the most popular dishes on the MamaLan menu in Brixton is the Sriracha Chicken Wings. The rich flavour of the Sriracha makes these wings so irresistible, you’ll need to order more than one portion for sure. When it comes to MamaLan in Clapham, our Bao bun with Sriracha Mayo is a firm favourite.
So how can you use Sriracha at home?
Our Sriracha sauce will shortly be available to purchase online from our website and via Amazon as well as in our restaurants in London, so you can recreate the taste of MamaLan at home. Sriracha makes a brilliant marinade for chicken, fish and prawns as well as a dip for crisps, chips and raw veg. We’re created some simple yet tasty recipes using the MamaLan range for you to try at home.
Put some zing into your lunchtime today.
So, is Sriracha vegan then?
To answer our question ‘Is Sriracha vegan?’ you do have to look very carefully at the ingredients because some brands use sugar which is not vegan.
However, MamaLan’s Pineapple Sriracha sauce is 100% vegan. This means all the ingredients have been quality checked to ensure that no part of the process is within the meat industry.We only use the best quality ingredients in our sauces because we care about our customers and the environment too.
5 Things You Never Knew About Sriracha
There are entire cookbooks just devoted to recipes using Sriracha
- An award-winning documentary about Sriracha was made in 2013
- Sriracha is a huge industry with millions of bottles produced each year
- The name Sriracha comes from a place in Thailand call Sri Racha.
- It’s pronounced See-rotch-ah.
If you would like to try our gorgeous, rich, spicy, tangy, fruity, unique Sriracha sauce for yourself, order our Chicken Wings or our Baos or grab one of our Mama’s Little Pots of Sauce, so you can add it to any dish you like. We offer Click and Collect from our restaurants in Brixton Village and Clapham, or Deliveroo online ordering.
Next time we’ll be looking at another of our sauces – the bedrock of so many delicious recipes – the Chilli Oil sauce.