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Homemade Yum Yum Sauce

Yum Yum Sauce is one of my favorite dips, it is equally great served with veggies or meat! Experience Japanese dining at home with this recipe using minimal ingredients with maximum flavors!
Course Sauces
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Keyword Homemade Yum Yum Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 435kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 cup mayonnaise preferably Japanese mayo
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cool water


  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and still until fully combined.
  • As a substitute for mirin, you mix 1 tablespoon white wine or dry sherry with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • Cover the sauce and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.



Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg