(Popular Mechanics) Your favorite hot sauce comes alive in this video of the Sriracha factory in motion, as founder David Tran narrates a tour of the spicy empire he built.
Tran fled Vietnam in 1978, seeing new horizons in the United States. He named his company, Huy Fong, after the boat that brought him from Vietnam to Hong Kong before he crossed the ocean to America. When he started the Huy Fong operation in 1980, Tran packed the bottles by spoon. The recipe is the same as 35 years ago, and Tran sources his peppers from the same farm to keep quality consistent.