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Easy Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Make this Easy Yum Yum Sauce recipe at home in about five minutes and then enjoy a delicious sauce that takes even better than the yum yum sauce from your favorite Japanese hibachi restaurant.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 145kcal
Author Cari Dunn


  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste or organic ketchup
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp agave or sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Sriracha or hot sauce optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl with a lid. Mix well.
  • Let sit for at least an hour. It’s better the longer it sits.
  • Serve with shrimp, steak, vegetables, fish, or anything else.


This should last about a week in the fridge.
Feel free to add more of the spices if you want.  You can also add some cayenne pepper if you want your sauce spicy.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg