As Filipinos, we can't live without the sauces in our lives. I mean, when was the last time you ate something that it felt dry? It's either we get a little soy sauce for our broth based dishes or even ketchup for the fried ones. We always must have kick in our food to make it more interesting. We never liked bland food.
For a few months now, I have been hearing of this food find. In the office, my workmates would talk about orders and different flavors that got me thinking and interested.
I got a little curious and asked what the fuzz was all about. Lloyd and behold (pun intended), I was able to befriend a young entrepreneur, Lloyd de la Victoria. According to him, he started all of this because he wanted to help a friend. His friend wasn't really into local cuisine and had an inkling to spicy dishes so he tried making something simple. Unknown to him, he was on the path to creating LILO's CHILI SALSA.
After painstakingly, grinding and making the condiment manually, he found something that tasted awesome and different. It definitely was the spice that he needed in life. So one time, he brought the stuff to work for his personal consumption when the aroma enticed fellow coworkers. Even if it wasn't really for sale, a lot wanted to try it out and because of word of mouth, he was forced to make some more and as they say, the rest is history.
Thankfully, I was able to try a few of his creation before he resigned from work. Since I enjoy trying out new things, I figured why not. I know that CHILI based dishes would make my tummy go ouchie at times but this is something special.
One try and I knew it. It actually isn't that hot but the chili salsa gives a different dimension to the food that we all love. It makes the food more enticing to some and brings it on a whole different level. Not just that, I also like that chilis help in metabolism and have medicinal properties like let's say getting your cholesterol down and help decrease stomach ulcers. Yes, I didn't know that too. They help kill bacteria and assist in stimulating the cell linings of the stomach to create buffering juices.
So what is this all about. From the ORIGINAL, to BASIL, to LEMONSITO and NAM PHRIK,
LILO's CHILI SALSA
For orders feel free to contact
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*** No artificial preservatives were used ***
Small bottle of 70ml is around 50-60Php
Big Bottle of 180ml is around 130Php