What’s more perfect than the perfect meal? Having an amazing sauce, of course.

Sauces, dips, and other dressings are the ultimate finishers for any kind of meal – whether you’re topping off a bowl of nachos or infusing a tangy twist with Hoisin.

What sauces do is add a whole new level of flavour to your meal, as well as much-needed moisture if your dish is on the dry side.

What good is a classic burger without some ketchup or mustard? Could you really say you’ve cooked the perfect steak without some peppercorn sauce? And how respectable is a burrito without salsa, guacamole, and sour cream?

They may not be the heart and soul of a meal, but without sauces, our most famous and loved dishes wouldn’t be what they are.

Around the world, you’ll come across a whole plethora of sauces to accompany your dishes. Luckily for us, we can get our hands on them in our local supermarket. In fact, thanks to globalisation and our changing diets, foreign sauces have become part of our national diet just as much as traditional sauces.

Take a whistle-stop tour and indulge in the 10 most popular sauces from around the world!