Hands down, Chinese company Lao Gan Ma makes the most sophisticated, toothsome hot sauce we've ever tasted. Seriously, don't be fooled by the grumpy-looking lady on the jar! The deeply caramelized chilies, garlic, onions, fermented soybeans and peanuts give this chili paste unbelievable layers of flavor and texture, while Sichuan peppercorns add a mouth-tingling zip...

This chilli sauce certainly adds a lot of flavor to dishes. It goes literally with everything, ramen, dumplings, noodles, rice dishes, and tons of other stuff.

1.I loves me my Angry Woman Sauce! I have no idea if this is authentic but it just tastes "Chinese" to me. Can't get enough and confess to eating right out of the bottle or finding something, anything, to use as a "delivery mechanism". Yum!

2.I have at least 20 different hot sauces, this is by far the best one. It's been described as sophisticated- I'd agree. There chili oil, bean and chili flakes and peanuts, which work together perfectly. The spice level is also great- not the lasting habanero style burn, but more of a warm smooth heat.

3.This stuff is dangerously addictive. You've been warned. I wanted something similar to what I got at the Szechuan restaurant. Well I then came across this and was please with the reviews then purchased two jars. SO GLAD I DID. It does have some tiny peanut pieces that are crispy toasty, yum. The heat is very notable and smooth. It is quite salty, also. Great condiment!