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