Mama Teav’s Mild Hot Garlic has a more subdued level of spice than their Original Hot Garlic, but still delivers a well-rounded heat with a savory, garlicky bite. From their Bay Area kitchen, the brother-and sister team behind Mama Teav’s combines organic, locally grown garlic, chopped and fried in grapeseed oil, with fire-roasted Cambodian chiles and a medley of spices.
How to use
Mama Teav’s Mild Hot Garlic’s balanced heat and satisfying crunch adds pep to just about anything. Swirl over noodles, spoon into stir-fries or dab onto dumplings.
About the producer
“Mama” is Kunthara Teav, mother to siblings and co-founders of Mama Teav’s, Christina and Anthony. In the late 1970s, Kunthara escaped persecution in Cambodia and settled in California, where she nurtured her love for cooking, a passion that both of her children inherited. After spending years as professional chefs in some of the Bay Area’s most lauded restaurants, Anthony and Christina returned to their mother’s kitchen, drawing inspiration from her dishes including her hot garlic. Made in Oakland, California, Mama Teav’s is a celebration of family, resilience, community and Cambodian-American identity.