Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a great, sweet sauce for fried chicken and/or fries. The sauce is reminiscent of the mumbo sauce found in Chinese carry outs in the DC area. Enjoy! MUMBO® is a registered trademark of SELECT BRANDS LLC.


  1. In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well.
  2. Pour into pot.
  3. Bring to boil using low heat. Stirring constantly.
  4. Let cool or serve hot.
  5. To enhance the flavor of the sauce, just add more of the above ingredients. DO NOT USE SALT, because it will destroy the sweetness of the sauce.
Most Helpful

I was born and raised in the DC/MD area and now I live in SC. I grew up on chicken wings and mumbo sauce. This sauce is absolutely as close as it gets to the real thing. EXCELLENT!!!!

shelitam January 21, 2010

I've lived in DC until I attended college thirty years ago. I now live on Columbia, Maryland, but often drive back to my neighborhood carry-out just for Mumbo sauce. It's a 30 minute drive worth doing twice a year. This recipe is really close to my old neighborhood carry-out. Thanks for sharing.

karmangraphic247 April 09, 2015

I'd never had mumbo sauce before and was using another recipe that I'd found to make them, but didn't have mumbo sauce in my i found this recipe, made my own and fell in love! My Mumbo wings were a hit with my fam for our Super Bowl party this year, and my son's friend keeps asking me to make them for her again as well.Thanks for sharing- 2015<br/>Still making it for the SuperBowl this year!!!!

Bossladywhite February 01, 2015