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5 Minute Yum Yum Sauce

26 reviews / 3.7 average

Yum Yum Booze is a) the best name ever, and b) what is generally served at Japanese hibachi restaurants, and also, as I begin out aftermost weekend, at fun hipster restaurants with indigenous admixture food. How amazing is it that the ACCUSTOMED NAME of this booze is Yum Yum Sauce? I did not accomplish that up, friends. Yum Yum Sauce. It’s like it just cat-and-mouse for me to acquisition it.

Dear friends, let’s talk.


I’m acting calm but this is what I’m absolutely activity !!!!!!!!!

Is this not the best account ever? Is summer not aloof the best happy, soul-satisfying, amazing time of year? Are we not activity to accept so abundant fun and eat so abundant acceptable aliment and feel so abundant about activity over the abutting few months? 100% adventitious that I’m activity to advance the banned of blogger obnoxiousness with my optimism for this division and I’m not alike apologetic one bit. I am a die-hard animal of the summertime. Sun and balmy acclimate and blooming things and baptize and boats and sunglasses and awning drinks – this is heart song of my Summer People. Area you guys at?

Thing #392 That I Adulation About Summer: aliment is so easy.

sauce in bowl

Right actuality and now, I vow to you that I will abide announcement new recipes through the summer. But guys, I additionally vow that I will never will I pretend like I’m authoritative things that are added adorned than what I’m absolutely authoritative for my absolute activity to eat. We eat a lot of VE-RY-BA-SIC things in the summer, you know? Anticipate tomatoes, basil, mozz, olive oil, salt. Anticipate broiled chicken. Anticipate hot dogs (not aloft it) and brats and burgers, which reminds me -> I aloof saw this viral-y blazon Facebook video for a bacon captivated cheese blimp burger with onion rings and I showed it to Bjork at breakfast this morning and attending out blog apple because that is activity to be accident on our barbecue ASAP. Maybe by lunchtime. Because it’s summer! Affair on. The best commons can appear calm in 3 abnormal flat.

Today is no exception. I am activity cool basal on this column because it’s absolutely a advance in to a added absolute compound column involving a Korean BBQ beef abbreviate rib rice basin bearings (no but I’m austere tho) so in adjustment to accept this booze at the ready, I anticipation I’d account it as its own post. Alike if you never came aback and begin the Korean BBQ beef abbreviate rib rice basin compound in a anniversary or two, you could still use this Yum Yum Booze on annihilation and aggregate you’re bistro this summer.

Last night’s dinner, for example: ambrosial broiled craven with actually no anxiety whatsoever on spices and seasonings tucked into a bed of banknote slaw with chimichurri served with bisected an avocado and biconcave in THIS MAGIC. Candidly alike aloof skip the blow of it if you want. Broiled chicken, this sauce. BOOM. Banquet is done.

Please, I appetite you, stop account appropriate now and get outside. Barbecue something. Aces article beginning from your garden. Or your neighbor’s garden. Or the grocery store’s garden. Whip up this booze in 5 account collapsed and again go eat all the things with it and summerrrrrrr the night away.

Summer, we adulation you. ♡

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Yum Yum sauce in a bowl with steak.

5 Minute Yum Yum Sauce

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup booze 1x


Yum Yum Sauce! aloof like the booze from Japanese hibachi restaurants – and it’s SO EASY. Absolute with broiled chicken, steak, veggies, rice bowls, wraps, and more.


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  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon amazon paste
  • 1 teaspoon amoroso or agave
  • 1 teaspoon advantageous aroma mix (garlic powder, paprika, etc.)
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Whisk all capacity calm until smooth.
  2. That’s it. You’re done. Bedrock on.



I like to leave the baptize for aftermost so I can ascendancy the array (sometimes I appetite it to be added aqueous to dribble on things, and sometimes I appetite it added blubbery for added of a dip). For the aroma mix, I usually aloof accept article on duke that is a all-encompassing barbecue condiment or craven condiment or article and that works aloof fine. If you don’t accept a mix on hand, alpha with a little garlic crumb and again add paprika or cayenne to taste.

  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Keywords: yum yum sauce, hibachi sauce

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bethink in aerial academy my accompany and I came up with a booze like this to eat with pizza. I’ll say this- it fabricated academy cafeteria a ACCOMPLISHED lot better. lol!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      personally, I wouldn’t. If you don’t like mayo again you ability appetite a altered booze altogether. This one absolutely needs the aged buttery acidity of the mayo vs. the aroma of yogurt!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Yeah it will absolutely change the flavor. Hellmans mayo is best. I wouldn’t use non fat or low calorie either or any flavored. Those additionally change the taste.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      You can actually use some yogurt. Accurately 2% Fage. I fabricated this tonight with 3/4 cup Fage and 1/4 cup Hellman’s mayo and it was DELICIOUS. And I ADULATION mayo. I can aftertaste the aberration amid Hellman’s and added brands in restaurants, and I am not at all abashed to use beeline mayo back it’s the best option. But I accept begin this abject (1:3 arrangement Hellman’s to Fage) works SO ABLE-BODIED in so abounding places that bodies assert on beeline mayo. (I do the aforementioned abject for the white booze that is served with Halal/Shwarma craven and chicken rice at the artery carts.).

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I anticipate this ability be the booze that I’m consistently seeing acclimated as bathrobe on salads at sushi restaurants?? If so, I am def authoritative it 🙂

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      Jennie Dutton

      Yes! Sometimes it is…unless you get the amber dressing. But yum yum is adorable on actually EVERYTHING! Try it on your absurd rice. It’s apperception blowing!!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    De ja vous all over again! I accept this little Pinterest lath alleged “Pinch of Yum Yum!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I did anticipate you fabricated that name up 🙂 I anticipation to myself, she’s so internet famous, it doesn’t amount what she calls her recipes. Bodies will adulation it behindhand 🙂 And YES to summer authoritative me feel animate and blessed and admirable and actuality ever optimistic about it!! Accompany it on!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks great. Can you be added specific about “all-purpose aroma mix (garlic powder, paprika, etc.)” with either a compound for it, or name a able (nationally found) aroma mix? It seems like what’s in the one teaspoon of spice/seasoning would absolutely amount back it’s added to about one cup of sauce.

    Looking advanced to the Masala Sauce, as well.


    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Here’s the additive account for the aroma mix Lindsay linked, in case it helps anyone abroad (not abiding if they’re missing a breach amid alkali and onion or if they beggarly onion salt):

      Garlic, Alkali Onion, Spices (Including Atramentous Pepper, Parsley, Red Pepper) Orange Peel, Paprika (Color) Blooming Alarm Peppers

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I aloof say – that I would aloof bang bottomward and alive in your blog if I could? Every compound I see I anticipate THIS is the best affair ANYTIME I charge to accomplish this appropriate now!
    Yumyum booze is no exception.
    get in mah belleh.
    (also attractive advanced to the Korean bbq post!! squee)

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    For addition that despises mayo, thoughts on application acerb chrism or apparent greek yogurt as a substitute?

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’d like to accomplish this advanced of time. How continued is this acceptable in the fridge for? Can you benumb it? Thanks!!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I mad this but instead of amazon adhesive acclimated candied and ambrosial pepper adhesive and it came out well.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated with candied and ambrosial pepper adhesive instead of amazon adhesive and I adulation it!!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just at our bounded hibachi abode this accomplished weekend and accomplished that their yum yum booze was mayo based. Again online to analysis if I could charm this booze I accept aloof abstruse that its not aloof my abode that calls it yum yum sauce, but it is nationwide.
    So now for my two cents. To the being that hates mayo so wants to substitute, I say accord this a try first. I’m by no agency a mayo lover but I asphyxiate my absurd rice in yum yum sauce. Second, all was activity able-bodied until I added my aroma mix, which was Italian condiment because I aloof affective the easiest affair out of my pantry. Now I accept added a beneath a bloom dressing, not yum yum sauce. Will still eat it, but abutting time back it comes time for the aroma mix, I’m activity to accumulate it actual simple and apparently aloof do a chili garlic booze .

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Instead of the aroma mix, try the Banty Sarachi they serve in asian joints. Abate the amazon paste/sauce. Add added garlic.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just fabricated this ! It’s awesome!! I’m afraid to abuse it, in abhorrence of messing it up. What can I add to cut the mayo aftertaste by aloof a tiny bit? Added garlic powder?

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’ve consistently admired yum yum sauce. You apperceive what makes this alike better??? Absolution it sit for 48 hours in the fridge for all the capacity to absolutely bore in and again demography it out to get to allowance temperature. I additionally begin Himalayan blush sea alkali gives it an alike bigger acidity if you are addicted of sea salt. There are aphotic two recipes for yum yum booze I accept admired that I’ve begin over the aftermost 3 to 4 years. This is one of them. I do like how it can be acclimated instantly with the acidity but it absolutely makes a aberration back it sits a brace days.

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    WOW! I aloof had to say…I “cleaned” the beanery afore agreement in the sink. This booze is amazing! So blessed I approved it. I adulation your recipes and I’m authoritative this with the Korean BBQ beef tonight-yay!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Have you approved this after the butter? I’d like to accumulate it DF if possible.

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So I aloof fabricated this to go with the Korean tacos & it aloof didn’t aftertaste like I expected? Arrested the capacity & I acclimated ‘mixed spice’ like cinnamon, absurd etc instead of all purpose spice… Whoops! Sriracha Mayo it is! Ha ha