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#51 Post by Jay Miller »

Chris S p i k e s wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 2:18 pm
Jay Miller wrote: November 3rd, 2020, 12:55 pm Where has this been all my life?

Based on this thread I ordered the Momofuku version and love it.
I had never heard of it before this thread and we shop and eat at a LOT of Asian places. This thread motivated us, so we ordered 9 bottles to try out. So far, we love it!
Same here for both me and Arnold. I tried it out first as a condiment for some steak but by the end of the dinner he was eating it with a spoon.
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#52 Post by Betty C »

I used the Umamei XO sauce for the first time today to make charred broccolini XO fried rice. The seafood flavors are muted compared to my mom’s homemade version and to what I’ve had in Chinese restaurants. I think it’d be suited for palates that aren’t used to in-your-face dried seafood flavor. It’s about as spicy as Momofuku’s chili crisp.

I would probably not get it again. I’ll either convince my mom to make more, or get ahold of Din Tai Fung’s version from Taipei.
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Ron Slye wrote: October 29th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Robert M yers wrote: October 28th, 2020, 9:36 pm Here’s a new one for me. There were three peppers jalapeño and ?. I got the Habanero cause I like it hot, but yes it’s hot! I can’t believe how light and crunchy these things are though, really great stuff and I’m going back to buy the other to try.

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This is my favorite brand at the moment -- the jalapeno is my favorite, as I dont like it quite that hot! The other one is Serrano -- also pretty hot!
I went back and bought the other 2 varieties, freaking awesome too. I looked at the calories and apparently these are not “healthy” at 1000kcal Per jar. Not sure I could do a whole jar but I’ve done 1/4.

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#54 Post by Ron Slye »

Oh man. I so wish you had not told me about the calories. Sigh. :-)

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I just ordered a jar of the Momofuku. Interested to try.

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#56 Post by Andrew M c C a b e »

Just ordered the Fly by Jing and momofuku (and all their salts) to try. I have been using the LGM for awhile. I need to quit reading these threads..... too much money!
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#57 Post by Brian Tuite »

Chili crisp? I need to get out more.

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#58 Post by Brent C l a y t o n »

I have been really lazy recently about making a stop at the Asian market. Just a heads up for anyone unfamiliar, the cheapest price on Amazon for LGM is $10 for a 2-pack. I just paid $2.49 at the supermarket.
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#59 Post by Siun o'Connell »

Betty C wrote: November 11th, 2020, 1:30 pm I used the Umamei XO sauce for the first time today to make charred broccolini XO fried rice. The seafood flavors are muted compared to my mom’s homemade version and to what I’ve had in Chinese restaurants. I think it’d be suited for palates that aren’t used to in-your-face dried seafood flavor. It’s about as spicy as Momofuku’s chili crisp.

I would probably not get it again. I’ll either convince my mom to make more, or get ahold of Din Tai Fung’s version from Taipei.
How’s the Momofuku? I just saw it today and was considering a supply for the chef kids in the family.

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Siun o'Connell wrote: November 15th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Betty C wrote: November 11th, 2020, 1:30 pm I used the Umamei XO sauce for the first time today to make charred broccolini XO fried rice. The seafood flavors are muted compared to my mom’s homemade version and to what I’ve had in Chinese restaurants. I think it’d be suited for palates that aren’t used to in-your-face dried seafood flavor. It’s about as spicy as Momofuku’s chili crisp.

I would probably not get it again. I’ll either convince my mom to make more, or get ahold of Din Tai Fung’s version from Taipei.
How’s the Momofuku? I just saw it today and was considering a supply for the chef kids in the family.
I think it’d make a fantastic stocking stuffer. I’d throw in the Lao Gan Ma so they can do a comparison.
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#61 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d »

My grandma made borscht not chili crisp so I’m far from an expert, but I got both LGM and Momofuku and don’t see much similarity at all in the flavor profiles.

The LGM has these big fermented soy and szechuan chili components that make it unique and addictive. Amazing match to Asian cuisines.

The Momofuku tastes to me like red pepper flakes and Aleppo peppers. I’m putting this on my Mexican food.

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#62 Post by Adam Bitker »

Not technically chili crisp but close and very good!

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#63 Post by Betty C »

Fly by Jing is running a Black Friday promo for 20% off. Discount applied at checkout.
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#64 Post by Joe Chanley »

interesting spin on the Bo Ssam with chili crisp
https://peachykeen.momofuku.com/recipe/ ... ney-glaze/

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#65 Post by Abbie S. »

Has anyone tried the Trader Joe's version? Great flavor, but not super spicy. I like mixing it with Labneh and using it as a dip.
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#66 Post by Ron Slye »

We have used it. It is quite good (the Trader Jose's version. I should say that I am not a big TJ fan, but this is a good product. As you note, it is not that spicy though. Which for some (like my partner) is a good thing; for others that would be a drawback. I like a bit more spice, but the TJ one has a nice crunchy texture -- in fact one of the best in terms of texture of the ones we have tried.

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#67 Post by dcornutt »

Anyone tried Mr Bings Chili Crisp? Made in NYC. It doesn't smell very hot but it does smell delicious! Loads of roasted garlic aromas.
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#68 Post by Siun o'Connell »

PSA - Momofuku Chili Crisp is back in stock. Their Tamari is not ... sigh.

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Siun o'Connell wrote: December 10th, 2020, 4:38 pm PSA - Momofuku Chili Crisp is back in stock. Their Tamari is not ... sigh.
For fancy gifting tamari, I would recommend this:
https://www.thejapanesepantry.com/products/tamari

That company sells some great soy sauces from small producers using traditional methods in Japan. I find the taste to be superior to the cheap stuff I grew up with from the Chinese grocery store. There are artisanal Chinese producers too, but typically they’re hard to find in the US.
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#70 Post by Siun o'Connell »

Thanks Betty! I will add some to my little Chang fans package for the chef kids ...

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Made a large batch pretty close to the Serious Eats version today. I've toyed around with it but my only real change this time was using all Tien Tsen peppers because it's what I had on hand. It's a laborious recipe that takes a few hours, but I made about 50oz and it's far, far better than any of the versions I've bought.

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#72 Post by Rajesh P a r i k h »

I was at Kroger today and happened to see LGM in the Asian aisle. Pleasant surprise.

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#73 Post by Rob Isaacs »

The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook has a great recipe for this, super easy to make. I prefer it to the Momofuku chili crisp plus the chili oil you get as a by product is worth it's weight in gold.

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#75 Post by Abbie S. »

Padma's Chili Crisp-

Looks easier and less time consuming than many of the other recipes out there.

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#76 Post by Victor Hong »

Mix with soy sauce, sesame oil, molasses, and fish sauce. Great for dipping anything.
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