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Yum Yum Sauce Recipe
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Yum Yum Sauce

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"Japanese steakhouse white sauce."

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Original recipe makes 1 1/2 cups Change Servings


  1. Whisk tomato paste, melted butter, garlic powder, paprika, mayonnaise, sugar, cayenne pepper, and water together until smooth. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
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  • PREP 5 mins
  • READY IN 8 hrs 5 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 27, 2010

I found a recipe by a chef who bought the sauce, read the label for ingredients, and kept making it until he got it right. He said that the type of mayo used will affect how it tastes...I haven't had a chance to make it yet but the website is justtherecipe.com

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2011

I'm confused because I have been cooking for a long time... sure do know how to follow a recipe and I followed this to the letter. I know yum yum sauce and this wasn't it. Not sure why this is rating so well. Sorry. :(

Jul 29, 2010

This is THE sauce! I've tried making it with other recipes that call for sriracha sauce, but it never came out right. The last time we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant the chef gave us the basic ingredient list -- identical to this. Everyone in our family loves it. Didn't have tomato paste so we substituted with ketchup and it was still great.

Dec 13, 2010

You have to let it sit overnight and I'd use Hellmans Mayo. It's the best for this recipe. Don't use any other kind.

Jul 18, 2011

this recipe tastes nothing like the yum yum sauce at our local steakhouse. it tastes like straight mayo, and only straight mayo.

Jul 16, 2010

This was pretty close to what we get at our local Japanese restaurant. I added some pomegranate balsmic vinegar and it added the zip it needed.

Sep 12, 2011

I love it. It's very similar to what you get at the Japanese restaurants. I did use Hellmann's and added 1 tsp more of tomato paste like another reviewer suggested. I will definitely be making this again. Goes great with Glo's Fried Rice from this site

Jan 24, 2011

Fantastic! I added a little more tomato paste and sugar to taste and this was GREAT! Letting it sit for a while lets the ingredients blend together, this is just like what they serve at our local japanese steak house! Thanks for adding this recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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