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I'm Low-Key Obsessed With Flavor Boosters; Here Are The Ones I Cook With Most

Instant upgrade. Every time.

Hi, I'm Hannah, and here's a look at the most important drawer in my kitchen.

It's where I keep all of my spices, condiments, and seasonings, which, as you can see, are plentiful. That's because I'm a firm believer that a scoop of chili garlic sauce or mustard aioli can instantly upgrade whatever you're cooking.

A bowl of turkey meatball soup topped with red pepper flakes and Parmesan.

I might have a bit of a problem, but I can't walk into a market without coming out with at least one new bottle of small-batch mustard, spicy harissa, or tomato jam. That being said, I've tried a lot of flavor-boosters. Here are my absolute favorites that I'd recommend to every home cook.

An aisle full of Asian-inspired condiments.

1. Mike's Hot Honey

3. Maya Kaimal Butter Masala Simmer Sauce

A jar of Maya Kaimal butter masala simmer sauce with ginger, tomatoes, spices, and tomatoes on the side.

4. Soom Sesame Ground Tahini

5. Kewpie Mayonnaise

6. Spiceology Togarashi Shichimi Blend

7. Mina Harissa Hot Sauce

9. Pommery Meaux Mustard

A jar of Pommery Meaux mustard.

10. Yuzu Mayonnaise

A bottle of yuzu mayonnaise.

12. Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce

Someone pouring Secret Aardvark habanero hot sauce onto a burrito.

13. Trader Joe's Mushroom & Company Multipurpose Umami Seasoning

Two bottles of Trader Joe's mushroom and company multipurpose umami seasoning.

14. Truff Hot Sauce

15. Nori Fume Furikake Rice Seasoning

16. Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha Hot Sauce

Avocado toast topped with a fried egg and Bushwick Kitchen's Weak Knees Goghujang Sriracha sauce.

17. Haku Black Garlic Shoyu

A bottle of Haku black garlic shoyu sauce.

What's your favorite underrated flavor booster? Share in the comments!