This homemade Yum Yum Sauce is made with mayonnaise, ketchup, butter, rice vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar. It takes about five minutes to prepare and tastes fantastic.
It is also known as Japanese White Sauce or Sakura Sauce and is commonly found in Hibachi Japanese steakhouses throughout America. This is a small batch copy cat recipe.
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Why I love this recipe
It only takes 5 minutes of super easy prep and goes great on top of any rice, but especially fried rice. Try it with this Shrimp Fried Rice or this Hawaiian Fried Rice. It’s also a great dipping sauce for Tempura shrimp, grilled shrimp, chicken, pork, and steak.
(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)
Equipment used in this recipe
How to make Yum Yum Sauce
Step 1 – In a medium bowl, add the mayo, ketchup, melted butter, rice vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and granulated sugar.
Step 2 – Whisk until well combined.
Step 3 – Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour.
It’s a simple mix of made with mayonnaise, ketchup, butter, rice vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar.
No, it was created in American and is now served and enjoyed in Japanese restaurants and Hibachi Grills.
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This homemade Yum Yum Sauce is made with mayonnaise, ketchup, butter, rice vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and sugar.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
I’m Zona. My husband and I are empty-nesters and parents of 1 adult son. I have a passion for recipes and I share all the tips, tricks, and resources I can find (or create) to help you cook for two.