If you’ve ever been to a Filipino household, the first question your hosts (likely a warm and welcoming parent) will ask is if you’ve eaten, then insist that you sit for a meal no matter the answer. You’re never more than 90 minutes away from eating, and the deeply comforting smell of food is hardened into the house's foundation.
Our new friends at Djablo
(JAH-BLOH) have bottled the essence of that famous Filipino hospitality into their signature sauce. Vinegar, garlic and ginger are prominent in the mix, while a light sweetness tempers its acerbity. Add to that a unique warmth to the flavor that really nails the palate of the islands, likely from its coconut and Spirulina ingredients. But its true character cuts through with a surprisingly potent and complex spice that—as advertised, packs a punch.
For most, Djablo is a zesty, tangy experience that’s perfect for hearty comfort food. But for those of us who grew up in Filipino households, it’s home.
Great on: Lumpia Shanghai
, sweet potato fries, fried eggs, roasted root vegetables, Spam + rice, and grilled meat of any kind.