White Mausu - Black Bean Chilli Ketchup
White Mausu Black Bean Chili Ketchup 240g A HOT take on one of the world's favourite condiments. Smoky fermented black beans team up with moreish shiitake mushrooms and seaweed, adding some serious oomph to this store cupboard classic. Gochugaru and tamari round it out for a salty, spicy finish. This is ketchup with a twist, so don't just use it as you would with the old faithful. Sure, you can lash it on fried potatoes and dollop it on your burgers, but why not pop it in a hot pot or drop some in a broth? Let your taste buds...
White Mausu is a team of two cooks – Katie and Jasper – who love making food that makes people happy. Between them, we’ve spent 30 years messing with recipes, burning things and bunging way too much chilli in until they got it just right.
They met working in a Dublin café. One day, the café owner Aishling brought them in a concoction made by a Japanese lady she knew – a delightful rāyu that reminded them of the banging chilli oils they'd grown up with in Hong Kong. Katie and Jasper's one great love is sauces, condiments or whatever you want to call something that creates a flavour explosion. They were inspired to experiment with combinations to add to their travelling larder.
At the time, Katie was what you might call a ‘nomadic’ chef, doing pop-ups, retreats, and getting inspired by everything from fermentation to seaweed. For two incredible summers, Katie and Jasper teamed up to turn a boatshed on Ireland’s West Coast into a seaweed restaurant, using the donkey stable as their kitchen! You couldn’t beat the sea views from their chopping boards. Jasper built a homemade tandoor and cooked freshly caught fish straight from the boats. Truly dreamy stuff!