Yum Yum Sauce

Yum Yum Sauce

If you have been into a teppanyaki restaurant then you would have heard this Yum Yum Sauce (also called as White Sauce, Japanese Steakhouse Shrimp Sauce or Sakura Sauce). Its one hell of a magical sauce as anything you apply it to tastes really good but do you know what in them? Let’s find out.

The first time I had this I thought it was just the kewpie mayonnaise but it’s more than that, if you try to taste them carefully and let your taste buds dissect each element you will notice it’s not just creamy but slightly sweet with some hints of tomato and some butter. So I did my research online and find out more information about this sauce and what I found out is the result of the recipe below.

But before we start I think it’s worth to mention that this sauce is not just good with steaks but as well as sushi, tamago, takoyaki, okonomiyaki, stir fried vegetables and even mixed seafood. It’s simply a wonder sauce!

Yum Yum Sauce
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  • 2½ cups kewpie mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  1. Whisk all ingredients together making sure they are evenly mixed, place in an airtight container then refrigerate overnight before using.


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5 Responses

  1. Juliana says:

    This sauce sounds and looks delicious Raymund…I would love to stick my finger in the bowl and have a taste of it…yum!
    Have a great week 🙂

  2. OK, I cannot help myself, I will have to say it; that yum yum sauce looks, well, yum yum 🙂 Seriously I have tasted it but had no idea how complex the flavor build was.

  3. Agree with Evelyne — this is yum yum. 🙂 Love the flavor profile of this, but it’s something I’ve never made. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. OMG! I heard about this from a JOC reader and I had no idea what he (or she…forgot) was talking about! So THIS IS IT!!! It’s funny, besides Kewpie mayo, there’s nothing Japanese in this sauce (shhh!). 🙂 I want to taste it!!

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