Fly By Jing Just Launched a Pocket-Sized Version of Its Best-Selling Spices
Everyone has a favorite condiment. Spices, sauces, dressings . . . Spicy, sweet, funky . . . It’s true, we are all partial to our specific set of tastebuds. That being said, there are a few particular jars and bottles of deliciousness that we think are undeniably the best to top your meal with. No matter if you’ve got chef game worthy of a restaurant kitchen or prefer to click “renew subscription” on a delicious meal delivery service, adding a splash or sprinkle of your favorite go-to condiment just makes any plate of food a whole lot better.
One of our most trusted sources for adding that extra zing to our weeknight dinners? Fly By Jing. The small, DTC brand earned itself a cult-like following thanks to their Sichuan Chili Crisp (catch us spooning the scrumptious stuff over everything — yes, even ice cream), and won a place on our plates time and time again with awesome new launches and collabs. In other words, if you work here at Kitchn, chances are your pantry is overflowing with Fly By Jing. Now, the spice masters have done it again — except, this time, our crowded cabinets won’t need a re-arrange.
Say hello to the Shorty Spice Set, a bundle of “short” (AKA smaller) versions of Fly By Jing’s best-sellers: Three two-ounce jars of the aforementioned Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, and Mala Spice Mix. Each of the three is an innovative take on a classic flavor from Chengdu, the capital of the providence of Sichuan, and marries these original recipes with the personal flavor profile of the founder (Jing). Jing, you’ve got good taste!
The Chili Crisp is tingly, crunchy, savory, and the very first (and only) all-natural Sichuan chili sauce. There’s truly nothing that wouldn’t be leveled up by this stuff. As for the Zhong Sauce? Well, it’s everything you love about soy sauce and more. Sticky, sweet, umami, the sauce is a slow-cooked fusion of spices, garlic, mushrooms, sugar, and a region-specific “fuzhi” soy sauce. Need we say more? Last but not least is the Mala Spice Mix, which is a tribute to the famous Sichuan mouth-numbing flavor profile. This mix utilizes the Erjingtiao chili and “Tribute” Sichuan pepper — along with 11 other potent spices — to generate a one-of-a-kind taste that’s perfect for adding into dry rubs, salt-rims, batters, or sprinkled across just about anything (avocado toast, anyone?).
Snag the all-new bundle as a variety set (one of each), or, if you’ve got a hankering for the original best-seller all by itself, the set also comes as three small Chili Crisps only. No matter which option you choose, you can count on being the life of the party with these magical jars in tow. You’ll be bringing these must-haves with you no matter where you head this summer, from park picnics and friends’ barbecues to potlucks. Our favorite feature of this new drop? It’s portable enough to even keep in your bag on the regular. It’s not rude to add a dollop of Zhong Sauce onto your plate at a restaurant when no one’s looking, is it?
Buy: Fly by Jing Shorty Spice Set, $25