Fly By Jing Launched a New Version of Their Chili Crisp and It Might Even Be Better Than the Original
There are few condiments, IMO, that can be used on just about everything. Hot sauces, strawberry vinegar, truffle mayo … no one’s gonna argue that those are all delicious pantry staples, but they’ve got specific food pairings that make sense. (Heck, even my trusty curry mustard has its limits!) One of the only jars I turn to in my condiment arsenal for every single dinner I put on the table — tacos, sushi, and grain bowls alike — is Fly By Jing’s Sichuan Chili Crisp. In fact, this stuff is so versatile, I even use it on ice cream for an out-of-this-world pop of flavor. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you rock it.
But it’s not just me; this Chili Crisp has taken the internet by storm, wow-ing everyone who gets their hands on the stuff with unexpectedly bright zings of flavor, a resounding umami base, and a hint of tingles from the peppers. In fact, the stuff is so scrumptious and versatile that many of us find ourselves mixing it into everything from rubs to marinades and everything in-between. As it turns out, the team over at Fly By Jing has been on the same page as their fans — in the spirit of Chili Crisp’s do-it-all flavor profile, they’ve decided to grace us with an all-new product: The Chili Crisp Vinaigrette.
This magical mixture is a combination of the fan-favorite Chili Crisp, soy sauce, toasty sesame oil, and 10-year-aged black vinegar. In other words, the scrumptious stuff is supremely balanced, slightly tangy, and grounded in soy and sesame. (And, of course, has a zesty kick.) In fact, there’s so much umami, you may just find yourself sipping on it by the spoonful when no one’s watching — don’t worry, we’re doing the same.
And, if you’re thinking a vinaigrette is meant to top salads alone, please allow me to enlighten you. This meal-altering bottle can, and should, be used as a dipping sauce (think: chicken tenders, crudités, dumplings), be tossed with a bowl of noodles or rice, used as a marinade for seafood, meat, and veggies — and that’s just naming a few of its uses. I mean, I can even image this being the perfect sauce to drizzle over a ceviche or on chunky cubes of mango. The possibilities are truly endless.
You can snag a bottle of the vinaigrette for just $16 — or, add in the Dumpling Pack and Core Four and turn your kitchen into a whirlwind of flavor. Regardless of how many extra FBJ must-haves you add to your order, when you get your hands on this brand-new spicy superstar, one thing’s for certain: You’ll be pouring the stuff on everything.
Buy: Chili Crisp Vinaigrette, $16