Japanese Steakhouse Yum Yum Sauce – Have you ever been to a Japanese steakhouse and devoured copious amounts of that delectable sauce they serve with pretty much everything? I’ve often commented it’s so tasty I could drink it with a straw. Don’t judge me. This easy sauce is literally good on anything. We use it as a french fry dipping sauce or on grilled steak, chicken, pork, fried or grilled shrimp or fish. It’s also might tasty served on hamburgers or with vegetables as a dip. Seriously good. I hesitate to call this “copycat” because as with all of my recipes, this is my personal take on yum yum sauce.
You can adjust the calories using lower fat mayonnaise and if you have a favorite sugar substitute, adapt it that way, too. Make it several hours in advance, or let it chill overnight for the best flavor balance. It’s scrumptious, and I hope you find as many uses for it as we have.
- 1¼ cup real mayonnaise
- ¼ cup ketchup or chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp butter, melted
- 2 Tbsp rice wine or apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce [more or less to taste]
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame seed oil
- Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Cover and chill thoroughly for several hours or overnight.