My cheap chili package had a lot of green chili's and I was worried it was going to affect the overall colour of the sauce. So I bought additional yellow, orange and red chili's to compensate. I was very happy with the sauce. The aroma was so delicious that I kept trying it even though it was very spicy. I think I might have to make some and give them as Christmas gifts to my chili-loving friends (especially family friends from Huế!).
The small chili's on the left cost me $1.00.
The fumes from the chili's were tear inducing!
I couldn't wait to have some chili sauce. I happened to make bò bía that night. Instead of mixing Sriracha with hoisin sauce as I usually do, I mixed the hoisin sauce with my new chili sauce. It added so many more dimensions to the dipping sauce! I think I especially liked the flavour the lemongrass added.