I was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the US with my family when I was five years old. Having grown up in America with Vietnamese roots I was exposed to two very different culinary worlds growing up. I would have congee with fish sauce for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch and caramelized pork belly and rice for dinner. This exposure gave me a unique point of view as I travel to Vietnam with my wife to visit her family.

I don’t like to use the word “fusion” when talking about food. To me the term seems forced. Some foods just don’t belong together. However, there are some instances where certain foods from different cultures “compliment” each other.

Lucky Chili Saigon Sate is one of those foods. My wife Emily and I were originally introduced to this sate sauce at our favorite Bun Bo Hue restaurant in Saigon. After returning home, we craved the chili sauce and could not find anything like it here in the US. So we made our own and started using it not only on Vietnamese food but on everything. So started Lucky Chili and our love of sharing amazing Vietnamese flavors that compliment your food. We hope you love Lucky Chili as much as we do!

From our roots to your table,

KY & EMILY