Substitute for the chili crisp sauce?

This recipe looks wonderful, and I'm looking to use up some miso I have in the fridge. I'm not into too much spice though, and wonder if there's anything I can substitute for the Lao Gan Ma chili sauce. (I'm also a little concerned about hunting for it during the pandemic, I like to get in, get out of the store!)

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Emma L. April 21, 2020
Hi! If you aren't a fan of spicy food, you could skip the chile crisp altogether. Or replace it with whatever spicy-ish thing you like—hot sauce, chile flakes, or even just black pepper. Then maybe add a drizzle of olive oil or sesame oil to make up for the missing richness.
 
Nancy April 20, 2020
SReilley - have a look at the attached recipe for a homemade version of the sauce, and use whatever you have on hand (some or all of garlic, onion, chili pepper, oil) to replace the commercial version in your dish.
https://www.foodiewithfamily.com/happy-lady-sauce-homemade-chinese-spicy-chili-crisp/
 
sreilley April 22, 2020
thank you!
 
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