Hot Sauce Man

During Carnaval, this Bocas hot sauce man had buyers lined up and heated up to buy. Tourists always ask about it before opening the bottle and drizzling it on their food. It is called Chumbo Sauce. Made from the chumbo pepper, which is widely grown here. This familiar bottle sits on virtually every restaurant table in Panama. It is usually not as hot as it looks, but it does get your attention. Some Americans feel that it belongs on the table just as ketchup does in the States, and after living here for years we think it goes on fries better than ketchup. Makes the perfect Panama gift for your return trip. Or if you end up staying here… guaranteed you will have a bottle in the fridge.