Mombo sauce? At first I thought this might just be a catchy name used for marketing purposes. But after a little bit of Googling, I discovered that there is definitely such a thing as "Mumbo sauce" (the sauce is alternately referred to as 'Mumbo' on the Galloway Gourmet Foods website). Apparently Mumbo sauce is a regional specialty of Chinese takeout shops in the Washington D.C. area, often applied to chicken wings.
While I can't be sure that Galloway's Gourmet Mombo Sauce has any direct connection to the Mumbo sauces of the D.C. area (Galloway is a small California company), their sauce sure would be good on some chicken wings!
It's a thick sauce with bits of onion and garlic suspended throughout. Right off the bat, it's sweet - brown sugar sweet - and savory, with big flavor from the bits of onion and garlic. There is also a definite dose of cumin involved, and a hint of celery flavor. The heat kicks in shortly after and burns just enough to leave your lips tingling.
This week we are starting a new feature to the BBQ Sauce of the Week... WIN a FREE BOTTLE of the BBQ SAUCE OF THE WEEK!
We have a bottle of EJ's Gourmet Mombo Sauce to giveaway to one of our readers. This sauce is the reigning 2009 Scovie Award winner for all-natural barbecue sauces. All you have to do is visit the website and post a comment here. One winner will be randomly selected on the following Tuesday night (3/31) and sent a free bottle of sauce. Just leave an email address so that we can contact the winner.