Spicy is right! I think garlic is what separates it from other hot sauces I’m accustomed to, and this is the real rooster sauce. Recipe’s my creation; Shanghai thick noodles, braised Baby Bok Choy, beef stock, BBQ pork, and tilapia … TILAPIA? … lol, had a few frozen fillets, figured it be a good time to use them … oh, and I had everything on hand except the Baby Bok Choy (a huge bag’s worth set me back $2.17 – great value), and y’all know how I love using what I have in my fridge/freezer/pantry, creating healthy, fun dishes. For a couple of bucks Tiff and I ate well today, AND have leftovers for tomorrow … yep, this one’s def a winner!