Spice Hunters Will Want to Try Glaze Teriyaki’s ‘Hottest’ Teriyaki Sauce
If you’re in the mood for a spicy food challenge for lunch, a la Man Vs. Food, you’ll want to check out Glaze Teriyaki’s ‘Hottest’ teriyaki sauce ($1.50 suppl), which they cooked up after hearing feedback that their spicy sauce wasn’t hot enough. They took the challenge seriously, by adding a hurting of habanero and other Asian chili peppers into their homemade teriyaki sauce.
I stupidly took it upon myself to try this sauce on top of a chicken thigh teriyaki over brown rice ($7.75). Like its benign appearance, the flavors started off innocently enough – a nice balance of sweet from the fruit juice based sauce, salt, and smokiness from the char on the grilled chicken. The burnination will kick in a few seconds later and if you’re a man, you’ll power through. On the other hand, I only was able to finish half of the dish before the spice bested me.
As a point of reference, I don’t leave the 53rd & 6th halal cart without at least two cups of the red sauce in tow, and I keep a bottle of Tabasco sauce at my desk at work. So for the truly brave and the foolish, it may be worth it to pony up the extra $1.50 and test your mettle with Glaze’s new sauce.