A hot sauce is any spicy sauce made with vinegar Vinegar (from Old French vinaigre "sour wine") is a sour liquid made from the oxidation of ethanol in wine, cider, beer, or the like. Vinegar is typically three to five percent by volume acetic acid, and natural vinegars also contain smaller amounts of tartaric acid, citric acid, and others. ..... and chile peppers. The most famous American American, when used as an adjective, can mean "of the United States of America" or "of or relating to the Americas"; when used as a noun, "United States citizen", "residing in the Americas", or less frequently "American English". Immigrants to the United States are usually called first-generation Americans, regardless of their citizenship status, and their children second-generation Americans brand of hot sauce is Tabasco sauce Tabasco is the trademarked brand name for a hot pepper sauce that is a well-known table condiment. It is made from red peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco), vinegar, water, and salt, and aged in white oak barrels. There are many other kinds of "hot pepper sauce" on the market, most of them similar to Tabasco, but Tabasco is by far the most famous. ..... . Various different types of hot sauces are a typical ingredient in Mexican cuisine and Cajun cuisine Cajun cuisine originates from the French-speaking Acadian or "Cajun" immigrants in Louisiana, USA. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple. An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, skillet cornbread, or some other grain dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. They are also very common in Asian cuisine, including in Vietnam Vietnamese cuisine is heavily influenced by the French colonists. However, traditional Vietnamese cuisine is similar to Chinese cooking, only instead of using soy sauce, they use fish sauce almost exclusively. Vietnamese recipes use a lot of lemon grass, lime and kaffir lime. The Vietnamese also have their own version of Buddhist vegetarian dishes. ..... and Thailand Kingdom of Thailand is a country in Southeast Asia, bordering Laos and Cambodia to the east, the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia to the south, and the Andaman Sea and Myanmar to the west. Thailand is also known as Siam, which was the country's official name until May 11, 1949. The word Thai means "free" in the Thai language. It is also the name of the Thai people - leading some inhabitants, particularly the sizeable Chinese minority, to continue to use the name Siam. ..... The Sriracha Sriracha is the generic name for a South-East Asian hot sauce from Thailand, although one of the famous brands is American. It is named after a seaside town where it was first produced as a local product. In fact, some Thais found the American brand perplexing, as Sriracha is thought to be a unique brand from that town, as the western equivalent would be Tabasco sauce. It is made from sun-ripened chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt. ..... Hot Chili Sauce, made from sun-ripened chili peppers, can be found in many different Asian restaurants (and even occasionally in Mexican restaurants). The hotness of hot sauces is often rated by the Scoville Scale Scoville scale is a measure of the hotness of a chilli pepper. These fruits of the Capsicum genus contain capsaicin, a chemical compound which stimulates heat-receptor nerve endings in the tongue, and the number of Scoville heat units (SHU) indicates the amount of capsaicin present. Many hot sauces use their Scoville rating in advertising as a selling point. ..... One of the hottest sauces marketed is Blair's 6am rated at 16,000,000 Scoville units. By comparison, Tabasco sauce is rated at 2,500 Scoville units. The effects of consumption of a too-hot hot sauce can be partially remedied by consuming milk or tomato juice or by consuming tomatoes.