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Japanese White Sauce Recipe

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Enjoy this Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) with your favorite food. It comes together in about 5 minutes but tastes best when you let it sit overnight! It’s just like the sauces you find at Benihana Restaurants™. Go ahead, put it on everything – my dad even likes to dip pretzels in it! 

Have you ever been to a Japanese restaurant where they cook the food in front of you? I know when I go there I ask them for a double order of the white sauce they put on the table. It’s so good with steak, chicken, and shrimp! 

It’s so good my kids will eat anything that I pour it on! We love to add it to a lot of Chinese recipes too like beef and broccoli and or my Easy Chicken Fried Rice Recipe.

I really like hibachi restaurants but they are usually a little out of our price range when the whole family goes out to eat. So a homemade Japanese hibachi dinner is the best substitution! 

Enjoy this Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) with your favorite food. It comes together in about 5 minutes but tastes best when you let it sit overnight! 

What is Japanese White Sauce? 

It is also called Yum Yum sauce.  this dipping sauce is usually found in Japanese hibachi steakhouses.  It takes about five minutes to prepare and its main ingredient is mayonnaise.  I usually use Duke’s or Hellmann’s and mayonnaise.

This Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) tastes just like what they serve at a Japanese Hibachi Restaurant!

Japanese White Sauce Recipe (Yum Yum Sauce)

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1-1/4 cup real mayonnaise (You HAVE to use real mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

 

Enjoy this Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) with your favorite food. It comes together in about 5 minutes but tastes best when you let it sit overnight! 

Instructions:

  1. Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and the sauce is smooth.
  2. You can enjoy right away or refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.

 

Enjoy this Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) with your favorite food. It comes together in about 5 minutes but tastes best when you let it sit overnight! 

 

Japanese White Sauce Recipe

Japanese White Sauce Recipe

Enjoy this Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) that tastes just like the restaurant. It comes together in about 5 minutes but tastes best when you let it sit overnight! 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1-1/4 cup real mayonnaise (You HAVE to use real mayonnaise)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Using a fork or a whisk, blend all ingredients together thoroughly until well mixed and the sauce is smooth.
  2. You can enjoy right away or refrigerate overnight to allow flavors to blend.

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I made steak and chicken hibachi for dinner and it was so good and easy! You could make some fried rice with leftover rice. Then I chopped up a huge zucchini and onion and cooked it in a wok in a mix of oil, butter, lemon juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. 

Then I chopped up and cooked chicken and steak with the oils, butter, and soy sauce. I let the chicken cook for a few minutes and moved it to the side of the pan then I added the steak and cooked them together but kept them separated in the pan. 

This Japanese white sauce recipe (also known as Yum Yum sauce) tastes just like what they serve at a Japanese Hibachi Restaurant!

I made a plate and drizzled this Japanese White Sauce all over it and it was amazing!! My kids ate a ton of it – even the veggies. And we even had some leftovers!

What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy Yum Yum sauce? 

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Michelle Tucker

Monday 19th of January 2015

These look so good. The problem with them when we go out is that my husband can't stand onions, so even though he loves these, he can never eat them when we were out. Now I feel more confident I can make them at home. Thanks for the recipe. Those sauces look great!

Laurie Nykaza

Friday 9th of January 2015

These look so delicious my family would love them to eat! I like the sauce recipe you made it looks really good. Have to give them a try next time I run to Walmart and shop for these items.

Stephanie LaPlante

Monday 5th of January 2015

Sounds extremely yummy!

ellen beck

Sunday 4th of January 2015

I would have had no clue that it had tomato paste in it- and would have fumbled around figuring that one out. I have some egg rolls in the freezer and will for sure be giving this a try . It looks terrific and I bet tastes even better.

Dee Lafrenz

Sunday 4th of January 2015

Hubby loves Spring Rolls, I will have to try this dipping sauce! Thanks for the recipe.

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