It wouldn’t be a huge stretch to assume that all people like tasty food. But what makes that food tasty in the first place? Some like their meat dishes, others prefer veggies, but just steaming/frying/boiling the ingredients doesn’t make them delicious, right? Of course not, you need seasoning, garnishes, and most importantly – specific sauces. Some sauces complement the meal, while others enhance its flavor, which is why almost every culture has like a million different types of sauces in their cuisine.
Let’s have a look at 9 most delicious sauces from around the world.
This must be one of the most popular Indonesian sauces out there. The Americans seem to love its peculiar taste, derived from grinding various herbs, citrus, and peppers and adding some of that secret fish sauce.
Being at the top of the Mexican cuisine, Salsa is quite chunky, and if you’re not a fan of crunchy onion bits, you’re missing out. Aside from the aforementioned shredded onions, Salsa also usually includes avocado, tomatoes, and garlic.
South Korea also knows a thing or two about hot sauces. Gochujang is made of fermented soybeans, rice, and spicy chili peppers. Its mucky consistency makes it a perfect finisher, but you can also use it when cooking soups, veggies and meat.
You could probably spread Chakalaka on a slice of bread and it would taste great. It’s a spicy relish from the heart of South Africa. With only peppers, beans, some tomatoes, and onions, this sauce proves that simple ingredients are the way to go.
Straight from Georgia (the country, not the state) comes the sour Tkemali sauce. It’s like ketchup but made out of plums, and tastes ten times better. Pour some over your potatoes or meat, and you’ll never go back.
What’s there to say about Tabasco? It’s probably the #1 most recognizable sauce in the world. And all there is to it is habanero chilies. Lots of them!
Bechamel is a classic milky-buttery sauce from France suitable for almost everything. It’s so versatile, you can use it on pasta or salad, combine it with fish, seafood, vegetables, chicken and turkey, not to mention other dishes.
Italian Pesto traditionally goes great with pasta, but it is also used as a salad dressing, seasoning in soups, or just good old bread dip. To make this super delicious sauce just mix some basil, garlic, parmesan, pine nuts, salt, and olive oil. Presto! Or should I say “Pesto!”, haha.
Tabasco may be the most recognizable, but nothing beats a homemade batch of Mayochup with some added mustard too. It’s great for fish, meat, veggies, plain bread, mushrooms, and whatever that thing is from the back of your fridge that you think might be cheese or soup. Add some Mayochup and you’re golden!