Like paper ramekins the need for portion control for dispensing sauces etc was as needed for the sit down type diner and restaurant. As seen in the renowned TGI Fridays Chain plastic ramekins or bullets are used for all their portion control. Available in a number of sizes and colours these low cost unbreakable containers are very popular to these types of markets.
These melamine ramekins are ideal for holding sauces, since the melamine is both scratch and stain proof. They have the weight and look of porcelain, and they're dish washer safe. The ramekins are available in 1oz, 1.5oz and 2oz variations and are either fluted or smooth.