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Best Mambo (Mumbo) Sauce

Which is the best mambo sauce in the DC Area? Best I've had is from Wings 'n' Things on Georgia avenue, but I was wondering if any of you have had any better.

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  1. I've also seen it called "Mumble Sauce."

    Isn't Yums on 14th the originator of the sauce? Never could stand the stuff myself. Like expired cherry cough syrup minus the buzz.

    1. I LIKE THE MUMBO SAUCE FROM MERRY'S KITCHEN ON MLK AVE IN SOUTHEAST!!

      1. I've heard of this "Mambo sauce" ( I'm in Baltimore.....I think its a Washington thing)Could anyone tell me what's in it??

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        1. re: MDicecreamguy

          It's a sweet sauce, not all that far from Duck sauce from those packets in Chinese Restaurants. Mumbo has been around long before Yum's on 14th. There used to be wing shops all over DC.

          1. re: Steve

            Every wing place used to have its own mumbo sauce, some of which I actually liked because they weren't so sickly sweet. It seems like Gresham's Law has made the super-sweet one ubiquitous in recent years, though.

            Supposedly the original version was a barbecue sauce at Argia B's in Chicago; his daughter is apparently now selling that version online (mumbobbqsauce.com). I've been tempted to buy some for a while, but the smallest amount they sell is a half-gallon for $13 after shipping; if anyone else wants to try it and report back, I'd love to hear what you think.

        2. Still gotta go with Levi's. It was the first I've had and it must've indelibly imprinted itself on me.

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