What is your favourite sauce of the big three :

Ketchup - Arguably the most widespread and common sauce used for flavouring your burgers, BBQ and other dishes. Can be considered the normie basic-guy option from others opinions.

Mustard - The yin to Ketchups yang, also widespread in dishes previously mentioned in Ketchup section, either exclusively used or paired with Ketchup combining the flavouring.

Brown Sauce - HP, Daddies etc this sauce is pretty popular in the UK (Where I live) and goes great on chips/fries and prior dish mentioning.

It is also a cardinal rule to be put into bacon sandwiches among the brown sauce community.

What is your favourite sauce to use?

  • numberfour002@lemmy.world
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    25 days ago

    Where I live, the big 3 are mustard, ketchup, and mayonnaise.

    If I had to limit it to the “big 3” you listed, I would have to go for mustard. There are so many different types and of the options listed, mustard is easily the healthiest (or can be the healthiest) since a basic mustard is going to be low in sodium, sugar, and fat while also containing healthy phytonutrients.

    Mustard is also much more versatile than folks in my part of the world give it credit for. It seems like a cultural thing / learned behavior rather than based on actual taste preferences. For instance, a fairly bland yellow mustard actually goes well with french fries. A spicy mustard (the types that are almost like horseradish) goes well with a variety of roasted veggies like broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower. Honey mustard works well with chicken in various forms. Lots of cheeses pair well with different types of mustard. I could go on, but I’ll stop here.

    Since the majority of folks are discussing condiments that aren’t in your “big 3”, I would say that my actual favorite condiment is hot sauce. I’m not a connoisseur by any means and I don’t have refined tastes. I don’t even like super spicy hot sauces. But I do use hot sauce of some type with almost every meal and I go through a lot more of that than mustard or ketchup. Granted, hot sauces tend to be high in sodium, so I try not to go overboard.

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    Brown Sauce - HP, Daddies etc this sauce is pretty popular in the UK (Where I live) and goes great on chips/fries and prior dish mentioning.

    I don’t think Germany has this, usually.

    For us the three big ones would be Mayo / Ketchup / Mustard I imagine. Of which personally, spiced Mayo always wins out (Miracle Whip). Just too used to it from my childhood. 😅

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    Brown sauce? Please, that’s only a thing in Britain. The only sauce which defies national borders and cultures is mustard .

    Ketchup is a western sauce. Mayo is an JP/K sauce. Hot sauce isn’t even mentioned but is more widespread than brown sauce.

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      Mayo is an JP/K sauce

      Offended Dutch noises. (And most of western Europe).

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        Oh, so true. I didn’t want to assume any Continental tastes because it is so varied, but ketchup and mayo are absolutely a European sauce. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Spicy brown mustard, bonus if it’s whole grain. Yellow mustard has its uses but is a sad excuse for mustard.

    Ketchup is gross, it’s so fucking sweet. If I wanted a sweet topping I’d use honey. It’s like pouring corn syrup on your food.

    Hot sauce is the real king seasoning

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      You nailed Ketchup.

      Also, mayonnaise is fucking disgusting. I worked at subway in high school and we had to install wide-nozzle tubes on our mayo dispensers because the morbidly obese customers would say things like “I don’t want to be able to see the sandwich, just bury it in mayo” and it would hold up the sandwich line.

      Let’s get down to it: top 3 hot sauces? I go Valentinas, green Tabasco, sriracha. Honorable mention, gochujang, tapatio

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        Valentina’s for a vinegary sauce. Tabasco Ghost Pepper for a kick on a budget (and easy to find). Otherwise I prefer local sauces. Right now I’m enjoying PSP Brooklyn’s Smoked Whiskey Hibiscus

        Another favorite is szechuan chili crisp

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    Spicy mustard. Yellow is acceptable for chili dogs (only).

    As a general rule, I don’t eat ketchup. My wife and kids love it, but I rarely have it. I normally eat my fries with nothing but some seasoning salt, but thick steak fries demand vinegar.

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    Actual barbecue sauce that isn’t a one-note, sweet sauce like I find in Asia but rather has tang, spiciness, & smokiness. I made some at home based on Gates sauce & gave some to locals who they were absolutely blown away that BBQ sauce can actually have a complex flavor flavor.

    #2 would be sawmill gravy, #3 sweet chili, #4 jim jaew, #5 salsa verde, #6 tahini

    Nowhere on my list & actually make me gag: ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sauce

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    Ketchup is pretty overpowered for anything but the blandest foods. I like mustard and/or mayo in most cases

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    Relish or mayo. Ketchup is too sweet and artificial-tasting, mustards are hit or miss for me.

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    I don’t know what brown sauce is but of the other two definitely mustard. Can we add chilli sauce to the list though? That’s what I put on everything.

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    “Brown sauce” isn’t a thing in America - sauce that is brown and has no name is just gravy.

    Anyway I’ll stick with mustard mostly, paired with mayo on some subs.

    A1 is my go to “cover up that awful shit so I can stomach eating it” sauce. Similarly good if somebody overcooks meat.

    Marinara for dipping stuff into.

    The only circumstances I’ll accept for ketchup is when it comes by default on a burger, in which case I can’t be bothered to care, paired with mayo at better burger joints.