A bottle of Huy Fong’s famed hot sauce in the Asian food section of a New York supermarket. Photo: Alamy

The story of sriracha: how a hot sauce launched by refugee from Vietnam spawned a food empire

  • Contrary to popular belief, Huy Fong’s sriracha is an American-made spicy sauce with Thai roots, invented by Chinese-Vietnamese refugee David Tran in 1980
  • Tran began by delivering his product personally across California. Today his sauce business is worth US$80 million
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A bottle of Huy Fong’s famed hot sauce in the Asian food section of a New York supermarket. Photo: Alamy
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