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Yum Yum Sauce

Classic Japanese Steakhouse condiment perfect for veggies, fried rice, appetizers, and more. Comes together in 5 minutes. Vegetarian but can be made vegan (with vegan mayo). Recipe makes 1 cup of sauce. Serving size: 2 tbsp. Chill at least 6 hours (better after 24 hours).
Course Dressings/Sauces
Cuisine American, Japanese
Keyword Japanese Steakhouse Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 134kcal


  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 4 tsp cane sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water


  • In a medium bowl, stir together sugar and spices.
  • Add in mayo, ketchup, and water to combine. Mix thoroughly until smooth.
  • Pour sauce into a lidded jar or container and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving.
  • Prepared sauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 week.


  • Use your favorite brand of mayo--We use Hellmann's Vegan mayo in all of our dishes. 
  • For extra kick, add 1/8 tsp cayenne or 1/4 tsp hot sauce. We do not usually add these because we like our sauce sweeter, but they do lend a good flavor.
  • Increase water to 3 tbsp if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Calories measured using full fat mayo. Save some calories by using light or reduced fat options.


Calories: 134kcal