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Sriracha Taste Off (REVISITED) : Thailand vs. America vs. Vietnam

Sriracha Rebuttal

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July 21, 2009

Last May, American food historian John T. Edge wrote an article for the New York Times on the Rooster brand of Sriracha chile sauce made by Huy Fong Foods, a company owned by David Tran, a Chinese Vietnamese immigrant. 

Sriracha lovers across America did a Pace Picante kind of double take when they realized that the hot chili sauce was manufactured in a Rosemead, California, not some exotic locale in tropical Vietnam. 

John T’s analysis of Sriracha’s wide ranging success and cross-cultural uses made me wonder: Is Sriracha destined to be the uber Asian chile sauce?

Pim of, born and raised in Thailand, led a lengthy Twitter discussion to clarify that despite Rooster brand’s Sriracha being THE go-to condiment for Vietnamese pho noodle soup, Sriracha is of Thai origin and not Vietnamese whatsover; Sri Racha is a seaside town in Central Thailand and the namesake chile sauce got its star…

Maersk Line spins off Intra-Americas Services, dedicated company to serve growing trade region

By: AJOT  

 Jan 08 2014 at 01:14 PM 

Maersk Line, the world’s leading ocean transportation company and a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, announced the formation of a regional, containerized shipping company – SeaLand - dedicated to the intra-Americas market. 

This new affiliate will have a structure similar to Maersk’s other successful regional carriers including: intra-Asia carrier MCC Transport and intra-Europe carrier Seago Line.

SeaLand will feature knowledgeable, local sales and support personnel positioned in North, Central, and South America, as well as the Caribbean, to meet the unique needs of customers throughout the region. 

This agile framework will provide greater flexibility and a higher-level of customer-focused service to these local markets.

 Maersk Line’s existing Intra-Americas service network will be the foundation for SeaLand’s ocean products.

This new, independent unit will officially commence operations on January 1, 2015. 

Maersk Line will begin the transition of…

This Map Shows The Most Expensive Cities In The World


JAN. 8, 2014, 9:48 AM 


This map shows the cost of living index scores from site Expatistan, with red showing more expensive cities and green showing cheaper cities.

This year, London was the most expensive city, where monthly rent for a furnished one-bedroom apartment was the equivalent of $4,250. A monthly ticket for public transportation was $215, and a typical man's haircut cost roughly $28.

Oslo, Geneva, Zurich, and New York City rounded out the top five.

The bottom of the list included Caracas in Venezuela, as well as the cities of Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, and Madras in India. 

According to Expatistan data, London is around 1,000% more expensive than Caracas.

The team at Expatistan calculated the price index value for hundreds of global cities based on the current cost of items such as housing, clothes, transportation, medicine, and food.

Below is the full list of the top 20 cities based on Expatistan's Cost of Living index.

1. London, UK (280)

2. Oslo, Nor…