Former restaurateur and Mama Africa founder Cathy Tshilombo creates an ultra-hot version of this traditional hot sauce.
Meaning “pepper pepper” pili pili sauce is a condiment that originated in the tropical region of Africa. And this one is based on Tshilombo’s mother’s recipe. Hailing from the Bakwa Kalonji Bakwa Mukendi Bena Bilonda Tribe, in the Kasai Region of the Congo DRC, Tshilombo’s mother would never eat without pili pili sitting on her table after refining her formula in 1966. In fact, she carries a jar with her everywhere.