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Yum Yum Sauce

Creamy, sweet, tangy, and salty Yum Yum Sauce is a delicious condiment that instantly bumps up the flavor of whatever you put it on! It’s one of the most popular hibachi sauces at Japanese teppanyaki restaurants, and it’s commonly eaten on fried rice and grilled meat.
Course Condiments
Cuisine American Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 70kcal



  • Stir together all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate until using.


  • Net Carbs: 1g per serving (2 tablespoons)
  • Recipe Yield and Serving Size: This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups for a total of 24 (2-tablespoon) servings.
  • Gluten Free Version: Use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce to make this gluten free.
  • Look for Japanese Mayo: Use Japanese mayo if you can find it.
  • Ketchup Substitute: Instead of ketchup, use 2 tablespoons tomato paste.
  • Richer Flavor: For a richer flavor, add 1 tablespoon melted butter.
  • For a Smooth Sauce: If you like a completely smooth sauce, omit the sambal oelek and add up to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • To Lower the Salt: To reduce the salt, use low sodium soy sauce or omit the soy sauce.
  • Honey Substitute: For sweet flavor without floral notes, omit the honey and add sugar to taste, starting with 1 teaspoon.
  • Fresh Garlic and Ginger: To bump up the flavor even more, omit the garlic powder and dried ginger. Add 2 cloves crushed garlic and 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger.
  • Storage: Store Yum Yum Sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg