Originally Posted by Andy M.
These are sausages that look like an Italian sausage but they are redder and taste like the spareribs/boneless spareribs you get at a Chinese restaurant. Probably flavored with Ah-So Sauce.
Do they have a name? Sounds interesting.
"Ah-So is a line of Asian sauces and marinades from Allied Old English, Inc., Port Reading, New Jersey. This garlicky, sweet, sticky, and brightly red-colored marinade is popular in the Northeast United States. A plastic squeeze bottle version exists. This sauce falls in into the American Chinese cuisine genre of Chinese cooking and aims to replicate the sweet smokey flavor of boneless spareribs found on the menus of most Chinese take-out restaurants. The sauce contains corn syrup, fermented soy beans and garlic."
I don't remember seeing Ah-so sauce but I'm going to look. If I can find it maybe I could put that sauce in regular sausage. Or maybe Amazon has it, if I didn't have to buy a bunch. Anything that smells like Chinese BBQ ribs is o.k. in my book. Maybe that's what they use in the cheap Chinese buffets instead of doing the ribs the long hard way!