Unusual Condiments You Should Try

Tired of your ketchup, soy sauce, and vinegar? Get your tummy ready for these unusual condiments that will light up your everyday, boring meals.

Dukkah
This Egyptian specialty is made from crushed and powdered mint, various spices, and nuts.

Kewpie Mayonnaise
It’s not like the regular mayonnaise, because this Japanese version is made from egg yolks and rice vinegar to create a richer and creamier taste.

Mumbo Sauce
This tasty mix is popular with takeout orders in Washington DC, USA and is made from hot sauce, ketchup, sugar, and Hungarian paprika.

Currywurst Sauce
German in origin, this is mix of curry, ketchup, and paprika is often used on sausages and frankfurters.

Tucupi
Tucupi is a Brazilian sauce made from cassava roots, garlic, basil, and chicory. It is often paired with the dish pato no tucupi.

Colatura
Made from fermented anchovies, this Italian sauce is a perfect substitute to tomato sauce to spice up your usual pasta dishes.

Kecap Manis
This is an Indonesian version of soy sauce used to make fried and stir-fried dishes syrupy and thick.

Sa Cha Sauce
Called the Chinese barbecue sauce, it’s made from spices, ground shrimp, and brill fish. The ingredients create its famous pungent aroma.

Ajvar
The Serbian condiment is made from eggplant sauce, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and red bell pepper. It tastes better than ketchup according to some who have tried it.

Smorgaskaviar
This is the Scandinavian version of caviar made from a combination of fish roe, pureed vegetables, herbs and spices, and potatoes, onion, dill, chives, and tomatoes.

Salsa Golf
No, it’s not made from golf balls, but from mayonnaise, ketchup, and lemon juice. According to rumors, it was invented by the Argentinian chemist Luis Federico Leloir who found the sauce in a golf club unsatisfying.

Tkemali
This tasty mix of plums, coriander, dill, and cilantro is perfect for your fries or as a glaze for meat dishes. In Georgia, there are two varieties available, green and red. Green tkemali is made from green plums, while red tkemali is made from ripe plums.

Huli Huli Sauce
This Hawaiian specialty is made from soy sauce, pineapple, ginger, and brown sugar. Its sweet taste makes it ideal as a substitute to your usual barbecue sauce.

Pebre
Popular in Chile, it is a combination of onion, garlic, coriander, olive oil, and pureed or ground aji peppers. This is a type of salsa used on barbecue.

Vegemite
Popular in Australia, Vegemite is made from brewer’s yeast extract, vegetable additives, and spices. The yeast extracts are leftovers from beer manufacturers in the country.

Harissa
Made from garlic, hot chili peppers, olive oil, and spices, this North African specialty is mostly produced in Tunisia and is used in soups and stews.

Monkey Gland Sauce
Don’t let the name turn you off because it doesn’t have monkey parts, but mustard, ginger, garlic, wine, chutney, and Worcestershire sauce.

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