Saba's Awaze Ethiopian Hot Sauce

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We've only been through the airport in Addis Abba, Ethiopia but we've had a taste of the food in neighboring Kenya where we were headed. 

Meeting Saba Tseggai at a recent trade show was pure delight. Not only was she a foodie, she was super patience in explaining her culture and the Awaze sauce that she has launched. Families in Eritrea and Ethiopia have been home-blending berbere spice for centuries to create their own awaze sauce recipes. Saba’s Awaze Sauce puts a twist on the traditional recipes, creating a blend between modern and traditional flavors and opening the doors to an amazing awaze sauce. 

We are super happy to have her in our Sibeiho pantry selections as part of our International Women's Month of celebrations. For Saba, “food is not only a medium to share with others, but also to learn about diverse tastes, geographies, histories, and cultures.” Awaze sauce is a way for Saba to share her rich culture with communities around the world. 


This hot sauce uses Oregon-based Glory Bee Honey Clover Blossom. Saba's customers requested for “spicy and somewhat sweet Awaze” and created the Honeyed Jalapeno Awaze sauce. Complex sweetness balanced by the heat from the jalapenos, and mellow vinegar to further amplify the sweetness of the honey. 

Awaze Honeyed Jalapeno is best used for chicken marinade, dressing, and dipping 


A staple of Ethiopian families. Flavorful and Amazing! Growing up, Saba's family mixed our Berbere with oil and water, some added lemon, vinegar, wine, tej (Ethiopian honey wine), and vala. This Original version of Awaze even has a hint of Cardamom!

Awaze Original can be served with everything!  The Essentialist Ethiopian Condiment 


Our version of Awaze with spicy mustard, made in every home with senafich (Ethiopian mustard). Senafich is challenging to perfect, we standardize ours using high-quality mustard.

Awaze Gold is best served with meats, seafoods, shrimp cocktail