The food experience has always been very close to my heart. As a flavour fanatic, I have always looked to push the boundaries in the kitchen.

YUGO Curried Sun-Dried Tomato Stir-in Paste


The WTF one.

Why did the curried sun-dried tomato blush? Because it saw the salad dressing. Don't ask us how we came up with this flavour fiesta; one of life’s greatest mysteries. Great with cauliflower, lean cuts of beef, and if you’re feeling extra adventurous - as a substitute for pizza sauce.

YUGO Miso Chipotle Stir-in Paste


The OG one.

Our Yūgō bambino. The original. So outrageously good that it needs no introduction. This one will put you into the master chef history books when stirred in with aubergine, chicken thighs and salmon.


YUGO Chipotle Garni


The MAMA One

Renad's Mum was so overwhelmed by the chipotle sauce we made for the miso chipotle flavour, that she padlocked us in the kitchen until we agreed to make it into a hot sauce. Good on everything that needs a bit of spicing up, especially lathered over hummus. Come to Mama!




I love food (really, who doesn’t?), but I was the stereotypically broke student, not because I partied hard (much to my friends’ dismay), but because my budget was constantly being blown buying obscure spices to experiment with, sampling the local street food, or ordering something off Deliveroo (so food, food, and even more food).

After being treated to dinner at a super fancy fusion restaurant, I was wowed by the complex Willy Wonka-esque flavour combinations (as well as the mind-blowingly large bill), and was left with two questions:

1- Why couldn’t I experience these fabulously flamboyant flavours without breaking the bank?

2 - And how could I create a product that would save me (and you!) having to spend hours prepping, slicing, dicing, and doing all manner of other things I don’t have the patience for, to achieve all that fabulousness?

After feeling seriously hangry, I decided to embark on a journey of sauce-discovery to bottle up these extravagant restaurant experiences into affordable and easy-to-use sauces. The idea grew (as did the mess in our kitchen), and with the help of many an unwitting taste-tester (mostly my course mates, who are from over 30 different countries), this whole new concept and range of flamboyant fusion sauces and pastes was born, Yūgō.

I made these sauces for you to experiment with, so be adventurous! They’re easy to use, and whether you’re making dinner for your friends (#adulting), or something quick for your Netflix binge; these are your perfect kitchen sidekick.

Stay bougie,

Renad x



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