Vicki M. asks: Who invented sriracha sauce? He named his version of this sauce “Sriracha”, after the coastal town, Si Racha, in Thailand where the base recipe he tweaked originated. Recipe perfected, he began selling his Sriracha sauce alongside his Pepper Sa-te. The location of this facility is critical as, unlike pretty much every other major hot sauce maker on the planet, Tran has always insisted that his hot sauce be made using fresh, rather than dried, chillies. To this end, all chillies used to create Huy Fong Sriracha hot sauce are processed within a day of being picked.