Lao Gan Ma chili crisp is a popular Chinese condiment known for its spicy and flavorful taste. "Lao Gan Ma" translates to "Old Godmother" in English, which is the brand name of the condiment. It was created by Tao Huabi, a former street vendor in Guizhou Province, China. Lao Gan Ma chili crisp has attained international popularity as a versatile condiment and flavorful seasoning. Lao Gan Ma is savory, fragrant, and known for its unique texture, featuring crispy fried chili flakes, shallot, and garlic alongside crunchy soybeans, giving it a satisfying crunch when added to dishes. Lao Gan Ma is an iconic brand that is credited with introducing chili crisp to the Western market.
Uses: Chili crisp is a versatile condiment that pairs well with nearly all foods. Use it as a dip, sauce, topping, or seasoning. Add chili crisp towards the end of the cooking process as too much heat can turn the flavor bitter or acrid.
For best results, stir well before each use.