Thai Sriracha plays it cool in the US and spices it up in China after realising it can take the heat

Any Asian worth his salt would know Sriracha is a must-have sauce at the dinner table. It makes everything spicier, and for those living overseas, it is the familiar flavour of home.Sriracha, the name of a former fishing village in Thailand’s eastern coastal town of Chonburi, has been the generic name for the hot sauce made of chillies, vinegar, salt and sugar for almost a century, but no one really knows who invented it.But the Sriracha market is dominated by two brands.In the United States,…