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Japanese White Sauce

Tangy delicious and SUPER EASY. READY IN JUST 10 MINUTES!  If you can resist simply drinking this down, you are going to make your friends and family very happy!

Japanese White Sauce is one of the tasty sauces the chef offers you at a Japanese steak house. 100% Recommended

 

Small white bowl with pink japanese white sauce with broccoli being dipped in with fork

Broccoli is good in Japanese White Sauce

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

  • Ready in JUST 10 Minutes.
  • Easy!!
  • Ingredients you probably already have
  • It keeps perfectly for a week or more.

 

HERE’S HOW IT IS DONE:

STEP 1: 

In a LARGE bowel, mix the mayonnaise and the spices together. 

Blue bowl with mayonnaise in it and a smaller bowl with hot sauce

Adding all the ingredients to the bowl.

STEP 2. 

Whisk your heart out and get all of the lumps out. 

A blue bowl with ingredients being whisked

Whisk it, Whisk it REAL good!

STEP 3. 

Put in the refrigerator for a while to let the flavors meld and marry! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS JAPANESE WHITE SAUCE?

If you’ve been to the south, you might know how popular Japanese restaurants are! We LOVE to sit and watch the chef prepare our meal in a family seating style restaurant.

They always offer this sauce with the meal here in the South, enjoy!

HOW CAN I MAKE THIS A LITTLE SWEETER?

Simply add more sugar, but do so carefully. 

Add one teaspoon at a time, whisk and then wait for 5 minutes before taste testing. 

It can take a little bit for the sugar to melt and spread across the sauce. 

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE SPICY STUFF? 

This sauce is NOT spicy in the least. If you are concerned, only add a pinch of cayenne pepper. 

The cayenne and the sriracha are both for flavor. 

If you leave either out, you’ll be missing something. 

DOES THIS HAVE SHRIMP IN IT? 

No, its just that lovely pink color that shrimp turn when cooked. 

HOW LONG DOES JAPANESE WHITE SAUCE KEEP? 

Keeps 5 days in a closed container in the refrigerator

Do NOT leave out for more than 2 hours at a time. 

WHAT CAN I SERVE JAPANESE WHITE SAUCE WITH? 

This sauce is perfect on any meat, rice, vegetable….. really anything. It’s good by itself. We enjoy it as a dip too! 

Try it with these Frozen Carrots or Frozen Broccoli.

Especially good with Restaurant style Chicken Fried Rice (our family favorite). 

 

Japanese White Sauce being poured over a bowl of asian rice for the post Japanese White Sauce

Japanese White Sauce

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR JAPANESE WHITE SAUCE

  • Some people really like this sauce to be sweet, if that is you,  add more sugar.
  • If you don’t like any spiciness whatsoever, then don’t add the ground pepper. The sriracha isn’t adding much heat, it is adding flavor , so don’t remove that unless it is a last resort.
  • Allow this to sit in the fridge for a while before you add more sugar or before using on your dinner. The flavors have to marry and meld and generally get to know each other.
  • Pour this sauce on EVERYTHING! It is good as a chip dip, a veggie dip, on eggs, on noodles, literally everything.
  • It takes a little bit of whisking to get any and all lumps out. Whisk quickly and for a while and they will come out! 

 

IF YOU ENJOYED THIS RECIPE FOR JAPANESE WHITE SAUCE, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE…

Appalachian Mountain Tiger Sauce

Mom’s Holiday Rice

Crockpot Pot Roast (goes great with this!)

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Japanese White Sauce

Tangy, delicious and beautiful, this is the decadent sauce that is served at the Japanese Steak Sauce.  Perfect for meats, seafood, veggies, rice (anything really). READY IN JUST 10 MINUTES!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: japanese white sauce, yum yum sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups of Mayonnaise
  • ½ Cup Ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ Cup of water
  • 1 tsp Sriracha or other hot sauce

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients into a large kitchen bowl.
  • Whisk all of the ingredients briskly until the sauce is smooth without lumps. (about 2 minutes)
  • Refrigerate in a closed container or bowl with lid (plastic wrap) until ready to use.  

Notes

  • Add more sugar if you prefer your sauce sweeter.  Add by small amounts (no more than a teaspoon at a time, stir in, allow to rest for a minute or two and then taste test before adding more). 
  • If you are concerned about a spicy flavor, you can cut back on the cayenne to just a pinch.  The sriracha and cayenne add wonderful flavor, so you will be missing something if you leave it out.  Please don't. 
  • Allow this sauce to rest in the fridge for at least an hour (it's better if you let it rest over night).  The flavor gets so much better by the next day. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Japanese White Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 533mg22%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 5g6%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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*** This recipe first appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on March 15, 2018 and has been updated with new information, photography or video***

A VERSE TO SHARE

Today, I don’t have a lot to say about the verse. I’m simply sharing. It is too awesome for my simple words anyway. I pray for your blessing in what you are reading. Amen.

Mark 16: 1-8

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb  and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”

 

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Recipe Rating




linda

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Made this for the first time and it is absolutely amazing! Best sauce ever.

Wendi Spraker

Saturday 25th of July 2020

Thanks Linda, also thanks for leaving a comment!

Shera

Thursday 9th of July 2020

I made this last night to go with some shrimp fried rice I was making today. I tasted it when done and wanted to cook the shrimp fried rice right then. I didn't and was happy to wait. It tasted amazing. I loved it. Definitely will be making this again for sure.

Wendi Spraker

Friday 10th of July 2020

Hi Shera! So glad that you loved the sauce! It is GREAT on everything! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving a comment!

Lind

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Tastes and looks just like the restaurant! And best thing I already had all the ingredients at home! We made stir fry rice but I’ve since put it on pizza and will probably eat with everything bc it’s delicious. So glad I found this recipe thank you!

Wendi Spraker

Monday 22nd of June 2020

Fantastic! I'm so glad you loved it! Thanks for coming back and leaving a comment

Joy

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Easy & delicious!

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 26th of February 2020

Thanks Joy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Lloydine Seale

Saturday 28th of December 2019

I’ve tried many many yum yum sauces . Was about to give up when I tried the Japanese White Sauce . It is so good . Just like the hibachi grill sauce you get . Happy !

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Hi Lloydine, I'm so glad you loved it and that you left a comment! Thanks

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