So, I was flipping around looking for something to watch and just watched Howard's "sauce on side" story played out on a tv show. Don't laugh, but it was Sex in the City. The red haired dyke just ordered chinese food on the phone and woman goes,(in a strong chinese accent) "I know I know, cold noodles with brown sauce with brown rice and chicken, hehehe you order same thing every time". From episode dated 2000. Sounds just like the sauce on side story.