Orange Secret Sauce from San Jose, CA
As many of you, I hope, know, I rep the Bay Area hard.
And I rep our food even harder.
I mean…with Mexicans being the OG homies and now Vietnamese taking over, it is only expected that we have the BEST Vietnamese (Vung Tao in Downtown, San Jo) , and the best Mexican. Except…what I’m about to share with you isn’t the best Mexican food joint, but DAYAM their secret sauce “the orange sauce” just has everyone dying to know WTH is in it. The “orange sauce” has this undeniable rich bite of spice and fat that can’t be placed, and the heat just kicks in on you. Definitely NOT a Tobasco or tart taste, but more home cooked, slightly smoky, and creamy without any taste of milk or ranchy-ness. I can’t tell you, but I swear them mexicanos can be as shady as us Viets. Damn the genius who decided to call our “special sauce” that makes every meal “fish sauce”. Good one.
Have you guys had it? What do YOU think is in it??