Yum Yum Sauce is a popular ingredient in Japanese steakhouses. It has been around for a long time. It is also found in some sushi restaurants but its popularity is growing.

In response to popular demand, I conducted some research in order to find the best Yum Yum Sauce. This recipe is a mix of recipes that I found on the internet and some I made myself.

**Special note** This sauce is also available in Miracle Whip, low-fat, non-dairy, and heavy mayonnaise. These versions are all a far cry from the Yum Yum Sauces that I had at my local steakhouse. Kewpie Mayo was the only mayonnaise I’ve ever tasted that even came close to it. If you like a stronger flavor or can’t find Kewpie Mayo where you live, I recommend heavy Mayonnaise.

This tutorial requires:

1.5 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar

Mirin – 1.5 Tbsp

1 Tbsp Melted Butter

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder (5ml)

1 tsp Paprika (50ml)

1 cup Kewpie Mayo (237ml).

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (2.5 ml)

1 teaspoon Granulated Sugar

1/4 cup of water

Microwave-safe dishes

Whisk or fork


Sauce container (I use repurposed bottles of sauce, empty sriracha bottles work well!)

This recipe yields about 1.5 cups Yum Yum Sauce

Making Yum Yum Sauce

1. Put 1 tbsp of butter into a bowl that can be microwaved. Butter should be heated in the microwave until it is completely melted. This was done with my 700-watt microwave. The microwave time you use may be slightly different.

Butter melts

Butter melted

If you attempt to melt butter inside a glass container, you will end up with broken glass and other small mess. Butter melts in a very short time. It is not recommended to use the microwave for longer than 15 seconds.

2. Mix in 1 cup of Kewpie mayo. Add the butter on top.

Kewpie Mayo

Kewpie mayo and butter

3. Add 1 tsp. of garlic powder to the measured amount.

Yum Yum Sauce can be made with garlic powder.

4. Add 1 teaspoon paprika into the mixture.

Yum Yum Sauce with paprika

5. Add half a teaspoon of cayenne to the mixture.

Add cayenne pepper in Yum Yum Sauce

6. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar granulated to the mixture.

Add sugar to Yum Yum Sauce

7. Mix together 1/4 cup mirin, rice wine vinegar and 1/4 cup water.

Yum Yum Sauce

8. Last but not least, cover your bowl or pour in the sauce into a container. Let it rest for atleast one night in the fridge. All the flavors will combine. It won’t taste as good if it’s not left to sit at least one night.This post was written by a professional at Suhi Inc. Sushi Inc is a vibrant sushi restaurant offering more than just sushi in Downtown St Pete. Opening its doors in 2013, Sushi Inc offers live music, traditional hand-rolled sushi and a friendly atmosphere, our guests always have a top notch experience. Customers love our award-winning, fresh and creative Sushi rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi. With a larger selection of tempura, non-Sushi, and teriyaki options, we can accommodate every taste.

By Rehan

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