The internet is full of ludicrous accounts of how Sriracha sauce was invented by a "David" Chan in the USA in the 1980s. Nonsense. The origin of of Sriracha is well documented. It was invented in the 1930s by Ms. Thanom Chakkapak, from the town of Si Racha, an hour’s drive south of Bangkok, Thailand. She called her sauce Sriraja Panich. the name under which it is still sold.   Sriraja Panich   In 1978, a Chinese-Vietnamese man named Chan, emigrated to the USA in 1978 an