The Holy Grail of all condiments, Lao Gan Ma Crispy Chilli oil combines chilies and fermented soybeans with garlic and onions.
“Lao Gan Ma, (老干妈) or “old godmother” is a brand of chili sauce. In 1997, founder Tao Huabi (陶华碧) started her business in Guizhou, China. She’s the very same lady pictured on the label!
She was born into a poor family in a remote mountain village and did not fully learn to read or write. Widowed a few years after marrying her husband and having two kids, she opened a noodle shop to support her family.
She soon became well-known for the special chili sauce she served with her noodles, set up her own sauce factory, and became a self-made billionaire with an international sauce empire!”