Back home, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina we have a Japanese Steakhouse that is awesome. The food is by far the best I’ve had at any Japanese Steakhouse and they have an early bird special that can’t be beat. What I didn’t realize about this place, until I moved, was that it had the BEST mayo sauce for the shrimp and fried rice. Other places have a mayo sauce that is bland or they put ginger in it. Blech. I wanted that mayo sauce and I wanted it bad.

I happened upon a website and totally realized, “Wait! I can try to make it myself!” I have no idea why I didn’t think I could do this before. There had to be a recipe out there that I could start from. So, I started with this recipe and pretty much hit the nail on the head. Granted, I’ll have to fly back home to do a taste test, but it comes close enough to satisfy my urgings. I know myself, and a lot of my friends, are going to be very happy when they find out they can make up their own batch now too!

Japanese Steakhouse Mayo Sauce


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
Whisk all of the ingredients together until the sauce is creamy. Do not add all of the water at once. Add a little at a time, until you get the consistency you want. Refrigerate over night for best results.
Source: Gluesticks
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