Sabasco, a new Malaysian hot sauce from Sabah, aims to leave a lasting impression on fans of hot sauce
Considering how Malaysia is generally known for having some of the spiciest dishes in the world, the launch of Sabasco, Sabah’s very own version of Tabasco sauce is long overdue. It’s made from momporok, a well-loved chilli that’s native to Sabah and is a staple condiment on every table in local coffeeshops.
Fans describe its taste as distinctive, concentrated and aromatic. This is because it is planted and cultivated in the nutrient-rich volcanic marshlands of Kunak, and the fruit is given time to mature on its own, allowing it to develop a fragrance and spice that packs a punch. Compared to mass-planted chillies in nearby regions, its unique taste promises to provide a lasting impression of Borneo flavours. For the purpose of producing Sabasco, freshness and quality are ensured by hand-selecting each chilli fruit, of course.
Sold by Sugarbun, a popular Sabah fast food chain, Sabasco comes in original, sweet and spicy or green varieties and is presumably best served with…everything. Also, if you’ve noted that the name and label design seem vaguely familiar, it was an intentional marketing strategy to attract the attention of Sabahans who are fond of the well-established Tabasco sauce.
For more information and where to buy, visit the Sabasco website.