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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

Hi Ginger,

The sauce is discontinued, according to the NJ importer due to lack of sales:(

Dec 17, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

I myself used it as a condiment....

Dec 14, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

I called the place in NJ and the unicorn brand (Tia Chieu Sa-Te made by Vi Hao Food Co) has been discounted. They suggested I try a market in NYC (Tan Tin Hung Supermarket 121 Bowery, NYC, see crazy man above) and look for the chicken (Huy Fong) brand which is discounted also according to this thread.

I guess this sauce is not very popular (sigh).

Sam, how much for your 3 year old sauce? just kidding...I guess I will look in my local markets for a Vietnamese (not sweet) Sa-Te sauce...does anybody know of any or anything similar to the elusive unicorn sauce?

Dec 14, 2011
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I think this is the sauce I was looking for, and its available in NJ (hopefully mail order) I'll order some tomorrow! Thanks Everyone and Sam for your 3 year old Tia Chieu Sa-te !

Dec 13, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

Boy, that looks close to my mystery sauce...same sauce color and packaging but no horse..I can't seem to find your brand online, but I'll have a look in my local shops for other brands of "Satay Chili Paste"...funny I'm not a big fan of Satay or at least the stuff I've had was just too peanuty, but if this is the sauce I'm looking for, I love it! (minus the peanuts:)......thanks for the photos!

Dec 12, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

BTW the company logo/horse drawing looked something like this:

Dec 12, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

Hello everyone and thanks for chiming in on this.

The sauce was a condiment like the ones pictured (not really for cooking). It had a very unusual flavor that I didn't like it the first time I tasted it: a savory, very smoky, salty, not sour or sweet, nor hot but somewhat oily.......when I opened a new container there was always a 1/4" of oil on top, that eventually would mix into the sauce which if memory serves would go black after a time when the oil would dry in the jar........., it was kind of like chili black bean, but no beans or chilies and the sauce was an thick oily paste. I used it on everything, I loved it.

My guess is the company that made it was trying to cash in on Huy Fong's success by copying their packaging, similar top, clear plastic jar, drawing of animal.

After going to every store in China Town I called Huy Fong in L.A. thinking it was their sauce, but sadly, they didn't know what I was talking about (see crazy man above) as they only have "red sauces" with their chicken logo.

Dec 12, 2011
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Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

My favorite asian sauce/condiment has disappeared from my local asian market (Tan Tin Hung Supermarket 121 Bowery, NYC). They stopped stocking it, and when ever I ask about it they look at me like I'm crazy and have no clue what I'm talking about, maybe because I don't know the name/company info of the sauce.

Anyway, it was always stocked next to the Huy Fong products because the packaging was identical (see photo) except the color of the sauce was a dark dark brown with a drawing of a horse or maybe a unicorn instead of a chicken.

Anybody know the name of the sauce? I would like to order it online or buy here in NYC.

Dec 12, 2011
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