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Bringing Sriracha Sauce to Si Racha, Thailand

Si Racha, Thailand is a seaside city famous for its eponymous seafood dipping sauce. However, the Huy Fong brand of Sriracha sauce, also known as 'rooster sauce', is not quite the same thing. VOA correspondent Steve Herman visited the Gulf of Thailand city to find out what Si Racha locals thought of the Huy Fong product.
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VOA Correspondent Steve Herman pours Sriracha hot sauce onto a spoon for Aree Khajonrungruang to try in the Si Racha central food market. (Z. Aung/VOA)
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VOA Correspondent Steve Herman pours Sriracha hot sauce onto a spoon for Aree Khajonrungruang to try in the Si Racha central food market. (Z. Aung/VOA)

There are various claimants to the title of the original "Sriracha" sauce, also spelled Si Racha after the Gulf of Thailand city. (Z. Aung/VOA)
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There are various claimants to the title of the original "Sriracha" sauce, also spelled Si Racha after the Gulf of Thailand city. (Z. Aung/VOA)

Restaurant owner and cook Matcharee Kedpathum appears nonplussed after trying the American Sriracha sauce. (Z. Aung/VOA)
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Restaurant owner and cook Matcharee Kedpathum appears nonplussed after trying the American Sriracha sauce. (Z. Aung/VOA)

Despite its prominent Vietnamese and Chinese writing Huy Fong's Sriracha sauce is from the United States. (Z. Aung/VOA)
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Despite its prominent Vietnamese and Chinese writing Huy Fong's Sriracha sauce is from the United States. (Z. Aung/VOA)

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