Homemade Japanese Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce Recipe (2024)

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Tangy, delicious and perfect on everything,Homemade Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce Recipe is a terrific homemade yum yum sauce recipe using basic ingredients that you have in the kitchen. It’s a yummy sauce that you’ll find at hibachi restaurants and grills to use on hibachi vegetables, crab cakes and even french fries! It’s great on everything! (We love it on fried rice!)

Yum Yum Sauce, often referred to as the “Famous Japanese Steakhouse Sauce” is a beloved condiment here in the South. It has become synonymous with Japanese Hibachi restaurants.

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This creamy, pale pink sauce is a staple at hibachi grills, where it adds a delightful tangy flavor to dishes like teppanyaki and grilled meats.

This Japanese steakhouse shrimp sauce has even found its way into grocery stores, allowing enthusiasts to enjoy its unique flavor at home on fresh vegetables, onion rings, and homemade stir fry. It has come to work its magic not only in Japanese hibachi restaurants but also at home.

Why This Recipe Works:

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  • This recipe uses ingredients you will have at home instead of tomato paste, rice vinegar other hibachi sauce ingredients.
  • Uses main ingredients for this flavorful sauce like onion powder, garlic powder
  • Simply store in an airtight jar.

Here’s How It’s Done:

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Here’s What You’ll Need for this Japanese Restaurants Sauce

1. Simple refrigerated ingredients like ketchup, hot sauce and mayonnaise.

2. A few dry ingredients that make for a tangy sauce like cayenne, garlic powder and onion powder.

PRO TIP:To make an exceptional sauce, use Japanese Kewpie Mayo, it makes a creamy sauce and creamy base with terrific flavor.

How to Store Your Own Homemade Yum Yum Sauce

You can choose a

  • small bowl with a lid,
  • a carafe with a lid,
  • a zip top bag or
  • a mason jar.
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Tips & Tricks

  • You might want to add atiny bitmore sugar – according to your tastes. You be thebossin your kitchen!
  • Use awhisk to combine the ingredients, you’ll be much more satisfied with the smoothness of the sauce.
  • If you are concerned about this beingtoo hot, first let me assure you,it isn’t hot. The spices that you normally associate with “heat” are simply flavor in this recipe.
  • Don’t limit yourself toJUSTJapanese food with this sauce, you can put it onEVERYTHING!
  • As an FYI, this recipe is the same asShrimp SauceandJapanese White Sauce– they just have different names depending on what restaurant you are in and who you are talking to.

PRO TIP: Allow this sauce to rest in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Rest for 24 hours for the best flavor! The ingredients need to meld and get to know each other!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What Is Shrimp Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce?

Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum sauce is often served in Japanese Steakhouses’. You know, the kind of Japanese eatery where you sit in a half circle around a chef who entertains you while preparing your delicious dinner? This is one of the sauces that the chef often offers you!

Is This the Same as Thousand Island?

No, Thousand Island has other ingredients added in like pickles.

How Long Does This Sauce Last?

Do not let sit out for longer than 2 hours. This sauce will keep refrigerated for 10 days.

Can I Heat This Sauce?

You can, but why? It’s usually offered at room temperature or cold.

Does This Sauce Have to Be Refrigerated?

Yes, it does. Among the other ingredients, it contains mayonnaise.

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Is This Sauce Spicy?

Generally, this is not spicy, however, if you would like for it to have a little kick, add some cayenne pepper!

What Kind of Mayo Do I Use?

You will want to use a good quality and tasty mayo. We enjoyHellmans, Dukes, Blue Plate or Aldi Brand.Each of those has it’s own unique taste that blends well with this recipe.

Can I have Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce While I Am Pregnant?

This depends entirely upon what you are allowed to have in your diet, however, this does NOT have shrimp in it. So, look at the ingredients and see if this is something that you can have.

Can I Buy Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce?

There are options for purchasing store bought shrimp sauce yum yum sauce, however, why would you buy any when what you can make with this recipe is SO MUCH better and EASY to fix?

Can I Freeze Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce?

No, you really can’t freeze shrimp sauce yum yum sauce because itcontains mayonnaiseand it will separate when thawed.

How Do You Make Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce?

Worry no more! Like me you have probably tried other recipes for Shrimp Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce, Japanese restaurant White Sauce, Hibachi Shrimp Sauce, Dipping Sauce for Shrimp, Benihana Sauce and Terry Ho Sauce that you found on the internet.

All of those store bought sauces left you wanting something, didn’t they, however, this shrimp sauce yum yum sauce is the real deal right here.

Where Did This Recipe Come From?

You might be wondering, “how did you get that recipe for shrimp sauce yum yum sauce anyway”.

A friend who is a line cook shared his recipe with me and I shared mymacaroni and cheese recipewith him.

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Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: side dish, vegetarian

Keyword: Homemade Japanese Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Resting Time: 1 hour hour

Total Time: 5 minutes minutes

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 420kcal

Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl – may add extra sugar to taste. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving so that flavors can meld.

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Notes

  • You might want to add a tiny bit more sugar – according to your tastes. You be the boss in your kitchen!
  • Use a whisk to combine the ingredients, you’ll be much more satisfied with how smooth the resulting sauce is.
  • If you are concerned about this being too hot, first let me assure you, it isn’t hot. The spices that you normally associate with “heat” are simply flavor in this recipe.
  • Don’t limit yourself to JUST Japanese food with this sauce, you can put it on EVERYTHING!

PRO TIP: Allow this sauce to sit in the refrigerator for at LEAST an hour before serving. This gives the ingredients time to meld!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Japanese Shrimp Sauce Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)

Calories 420Calories from Fat 378

% Daily Value*

Fat 42g65%

Saturated Fat 7g35%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 25g

Monounsaturated Fat 9g

Cholesterol 24mg8%

Sodium 798mg33%

Potassium 91mg3%

Carbohydrates 10g3%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 8g9%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 597IU12%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 11mg1%

Iron 0.4mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This article originally appeared on the pages of Loaves and Dishes on March 31, 2019. It has been updated with new information, an updated recipe card, FAQ’s and more.

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Wendi Spraker

Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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