In the DMV area, mumbo sauce is a local specialty shrouded in mystery. Borne out of the Chinese carryout culture, the tangy, sweet condiment often poured over chicken and fried rice is a symbol of D.C. regionalism, championed by local heroes like Wale and Kevin Durant. The same mystery and allure can be said of Chicago's mild sauce though, a staple in the city's south side chicken shacks, where the myth of its flavor and origins remain the stuff of legend thanks to countless co-signs.
With so many similarities, and so much hype, the time is ripe for a throw down: mumbo sauce vs. mild sauce.
As always, the folks at home get to have the last word. Let us know which sauce you have edging out the competition, and tune in every Tuesday for a new episode of Bite Fight.
If an official taste test is what you need to score this matchup, peep the recipe below for the perfect Seagram’s cocktail to pair with these two regional condiments.
- 2 parts Seagram’s Pineapple Twisted Gin
- 4 parts Club soda
- Pour ingredients over ice in a highball
- Garnish with a pineapple wedge