Spice up your life: The best #HotSauces available in Hong Kong

by: WOM Contributor
20 Apr 2020

No sugar and all spice: With more of us staying home, that means more time experimenting in the kitchen (or not, that’s fine too!). To keep meals interesting, spice it up (literally!) and bring the heat with our picks of the best hot sauces in the city if you dare.

Spama’s Kitchen Mala Sauce

Crafted by a mother-and-son duo, Spama’s Kitchen Mala Sauce is a unique, fiery and equally numbing sauce made with the essence of Sichuan pepper, dried chilli, dried wild sansho and nutmeg. Exclusive to Japanese mainstay, Nikushou, it’s highly coveted so make sure to bump shoulders with the owner himself, Spam.


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Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce

Spice up any meal or marinade with the Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce (~HK$185) from Portland, Oregon. Made with premium ingredients such as white wine vinegar, habanero peppers, roasted tomatoes and more, the vegan and non-GMO Caribbean and Tex-Mex hybrid is bursting with flavours that pack a punch (and kick).

Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce, available on 1outlets.hk; www.secretaadvark.com

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Nandos Peri- Peri Sauce

Not for the faint-hearted, the Nandos Hot Peri-Peri sauce is bringing on the eat. Loaded with African Bird’s Eye Chilli, this kitchen staple is perfect to cook with or dip in when paired with either meat, fish vegetables or chicken (duh, of course!). Free of artificial preservatives, Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce is also sugar-free, gluten-free and non-GMO.

Nandos Peri-Peri Sauce, available on Park n Shop; www.nandosperiperi.com

Mrs So Xo Sauce

Founded by Mrs So Chau Yim-ping, the Hong Kong-made Mrs So Xo Sauce (HK$198 for 300g) was derived from her age-old recipe using Japanese scallop, Chinese ham and shrimp roe. Free of preservatives, the well-loved XO sauce is great to jazz up any meal.

Mrs.So Xo Sauce, available on Ztore

Shui Shui Sichuan Pepper Oil

If you’re looking for that numbing sensation minus the heat, the Shui Shui Sichuan Pepper Oil (HK$140 for 200ml) is here to give you just that. A great addition to your favourite noods or any dish, really.

Shui Shui Sichuan Pepper Oil, available on HKTV mall

Truff Hot Sauce

Made with ripe chilli peppers, organic agave nectar and black truffle, Truff Hot Sauce (~HK$140 plus shipping fee) has a unique flavour profile to spice up any dining experience. Suiting a variety of dietary needs, it’s both vegan and gluten-free.


Dashijie Sakura Shrimp Xo Sauce

Curated by the spice expert Theresa Yiu, the Dashjie Sakura Shrimp Xo sauce (HK$168 for 168g) is highly popular and present in many kitchens. The fragrant XO sauce is paired with slow-fried crispy Japanese cherry shrimp which results in fiery goodness that’s bursting with flavours.

Dashijie Sakura Shrimp Xo Sauce, available on Ztore