10 Unusual Condiments You May Not Have Heard Of

Talk about condiments and all you can think of is the traditional soy sauce, ketchup, and mayo. Well, the list of condiments just doesn’t end here. Have you ever heard of plum or eggplant sauces? Ever tried the white BBQ sauce or the yeast spread? Let us take you to a whole new range of condiments that you may have never heard of. Some strange combinations of spices and herbs, these condiments are bizarre but flavors from different parts of the world.

Where to Buy
Biljana Home Made Ajver Hot
Sempio Hot Pepper Paste (Gochujang)
Mole Negro from Oaxaca
NONGS KHAO Khao Man Gai Sauce
Big Bob Gibson Original White Sauce
Capital City Mild Mambo Sauce
Baron Banana Ketchup
Hp Sauce

1. Biljana Home Made Ajver Hot

Ajvar, a taste from Macedonia Greece is a spread made with red bell peppers, garlic, chili peppers, and eggplant. Although the original recipe is time-consuming and very different from the one available today, Biljana’s homemade Ajvar has the closest of flavor and aroma. It has a punchy hot flavor that gives blanch salads and sandwiches a kick of spices.

2. Sempio Hot Pepper Paste (Gochujang)

This Korean hot pepper sauce is made of chilies, rice, and fermented soybeans. Unlike other chili sauces that are too hot to handle; Sempio has more taste and less of the hotness that affects your meal. Use it as a dipping sauce, for cooking gravy, on your salads, rice or simply for marinating.

3. Mole Negro from Oaxaca

A little spicy and a little savory, this mole Negro paste makes a perfect combination with eggs, sausages, and steaks. Made with Chile mulato, chile pasilla, sesame seed, and fresh spices, the original recipe of Mole Negro comes from Oaxaca Mexico.

4. NONGS KHAO Khao Man Gai Sauce

This unusual condiment with a very unusual name is originated from Portland. A heavy combination of ginger, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce and chilies, Nong’sKhao Man Gai sauce is a perfect marinating sauce or dip and tastes great with fish, poultry, noodles, soups, and sandwiches.

5. Big Bob Gibson Original White Sauce

Yes, you heard that right! This isn’t brown but white bbq sauce. With mayonnaise base and a flavor of cayenne pepper and horseradish, give your steaks a whole new flavor, color, and aroma. Perfect for marinating and cooking your steaks and chicken.

6. Capital City Mild Mambo Sauce

Mambo Sauce is a sweet and tangy condiment that goes well with all fried foods. Made with a tomato base and a hint of paprika, Cayenne Red Peppers and spices, Capital City Mild Mambo Sauce isn’t over spicy or smoky like the traditional BBQ sauce.

7. Baron Banana Ketchup

This isn’t ordinary tomato ketchup but Baron Banana ketchup made with banana, tomatoes, and vinegar. Much as you find this a weird condiment, its tangy, incredible flavor is a hit in many cuisines and used widely as a dip and marinade.

8. Hp Sauce

This spicy, savory brown sauce is a famous sauce from English cuisine. A blend of tomatoes, dates, vinegar, and tamarind, HP sauce is served as a dip in English breakfast, and also used as a quick meat marinade.

Where to Buy
NettunoColatura Anchovy Sauce
Lee KumKee Sa Cha Sauce
Hawaii's Famous Huli-Huli Sauce
Marmite Original Marmite Yeast Extract
TKEMALI (Georgian Style Plum Sauce)
Conchita Mojo Criollo Marinade
Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise
Secret Aardvark Habanero-Sauce

9. NettunoColatura Anchovy Sauce

Originally Colatura was a fish sauce used by the Romans in the third century BC. Colatura Anchovy Sauce is a salty, oily and savory flavored condiment that is today used with pasta, potatoes, and veggies. Since preparing Colatura is a very technical and time-consuming method which can’t be replicated at home, Colatura Anchovy Sauce is one of the next-to-original Colatura sauce available.

10. Lee KumKee Sa Cha Sauce

Lee KumKeeSa Cha sauce is a combination of grounded fish, brill fish and spices. It is also known as the Chinese BBQ sauce and comes with a pungent smell and fishy taste. Use it as a dipping sauce or for grilling your steak to give it an additional Chinese seafood flavor.

11. Hawaii’s Famous Huli-Huli Sauce

If you have been to Hawaii, this HuliHuli sauce will revive your memories and bring the same taste and flavor to your dinner meals. This HuliHuli sauce is perfect for grilling and stir-frying veggies, meat, pork, and seafood. HuliHuli means turn, turn and is a sweet and savory combination of pineapple, soy sauce, sugar, and ginger.

12. Marmite Original Marmite Yeast Extract

You may find this as a strange unusual condiment but it’s originally a traditional spread made from concentrated yeast. Its deep brown color gives a significantly strong, salty and savory flavor to your sandwiches, toasts, and subs.

13. TKEMALI (Georgian Style Plum Sauce)

Mariko Tkemali is a cherry plum sauce made with red and green plums, garlic, dill, coriander, and spices. If you are bored of ordinary ketchup, use Mariko Tkemali Sauce as an alternative on grilled meat, fish, chicken, fries and veggies.

14. Conchita Mojo Criollo Marinade

A punch of citrus juice with garlic and olive oil, Conchita Mojo Criollo is a marinade used to chicken, fish, and meat. Its tangy pungent flavor is also famous as a dip on veggies and fried food.

15. Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise

What’s so unusual about Japanese Kewpie Mayo? It is creamier, richer and much yellow than the ordinary mayo you have been using. Made with egg yolks (which gives it a rich yellow color) and rice vinegar, a specialty from Japan; Kewpie Mayo gives a salty and tangy flavor to seafood, poultry, and fries.

16. SunchangGochujang

This sweet and chili flavored SunchangGochujang is a Korean condiment made with sun-dried chili peppers and rice. It is not only used to spice up rice and noodles but also famously used to make pork bulgogi.

17. Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce

Even if you can’t pronounce the name of this sauce, this unusual condiment has a very unusual yet flavorful impact on meat, veggies, fried food, and pizza. A combination of Caribbean and Tex-Mex peppers and tomatoes, the Secret Aardvark Habanero Sauce is not just hot, it’s very hot, so be careful before adding an extra spoon.


If you are an experimental eater, this list of unusual condiments is for you. Forget about the old condiments and store in some of these to bring the world on your table. It is surely time to give your meals a new taste and a whole new cooking experience.