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Old 01-21-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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Sauce differences - a question

Hoping this is a proper place for my question.

I have made my own peanut sauces before and they are usually on the hot, spicy side. I also keep some bought ones on hand. Today I was testing some hors d'oeurves as in satay and as one jar was almost empty I opened a new one.
As the colour and texture was so different I quickly dipped my finger in to taste. Imagine my surprise. it was sweet!

Has anyone here had any personal experience with either of these 2 sauces? Is the sweet one typical in some location as to the spicy one? I actually like both. So was just wondering if the sweet one was normal.

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Old 01-22-2018, 07:16 AM   #2
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Although I'm not an expert, the two restaurants that I frequently go to, both serve the sweet variety. There may be a hint of hot and spicy, but I'd categorize it more as sweet than spicy.

As a Satay Sauce in a NYC Korean Restaurant

As a Dipping Sauce for Roll Sod (Cold Spring roll in rice paper) at a Boston Thai Restaurant

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Old 01-22-2018, 10:37 AM   #3
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Jarred peanut sauces are almost all sweet
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
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