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5 from 9 votes

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: japanese white sauce, yum yum sauce
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker


  • 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


  • 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.  



  • 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. 


Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 533mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg