Meaning of sriracha in English:


Pronunciation /sɪˈrɑːtʃɑː/


mass noun
  • A spicy sauce made with red chilli peppers and garlic, served especially with Vietnamese and Thai cuisine.

    ‘pho with a generous dose of sriracha’
    • ‘And this is one of my favorite ingredients, sriracha, it's a Vietnamese hot sauce.’
    • ‘So the sauce we've coated the sweetbreads in has a little bit of this sriracha, some fresh lime juice and a little bit of butter to give it a little bit richness.’
    • ‘For his hot and sour salad, he slices cabbage leaves into ribbons, sears them with olive oil, rice wine vinegar and a shot of spicy sriracha and mounds them next to watercress and a row of toasted, buttery macadamias.’
    • ‘It was hot and nourishing, and although perhaps not as salty or spicy as I like, that can easily be fixed with some soy sauce and sriracha.’
    • ‘The Vanderbilt, a new eatery in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, dresses them in lime, honey, and sriracha, the fiery Thai condiment that was inescapable in 2009.’
    • ‘The classic recipe gets a kick from some spicy sriracha.’
    • ‘Sriracha, a spicy chili sauce with a hint of sweetness, is finding its way to kitchen cupboards worldwide.’
    • ‘The best dish might be the roasted Brussels sprouts, dressed with sriracha, lime, and honey.’
    • ‘Two of the best appetizers, a seafood salad and a tuna tartare, are enticingly seasoned with sesame seeds and sriracha.’
    • ‘Everything you need is on hand, from ketchup and mayonnaise dispensers to a big bin of fresh limes and squeeze bottles of Sriracha.’


Thai, from the name of the city in which the sauce originated.