Mayo lovers and culinary enthusiasts rejoice! If you’re tired of using traditional mayonnaise and looking to take your recipes to a whole new level of deliciousness, it’s time to turn your attention to the culinary wonder that is recipes using Kewpie Mayo.
Originating from Japan, this creamy condiment has gained a cult following for its unique umami-rich flavor and velvety texture. Kewpie Mayo has become a beloved secret ingredient in kitchens worldwide with its versatility and ability to enhance a wide range of dishes. In this article, we’ll explore a tempting array of recipes that showcase the incredible taste and transformative power of Kewpie Mayo, elevating your culinary creations to new heights.
Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests with these delectable and innovative recipes featuring Kewpie Mayo.
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What Is Kewpie Mayo?
Kewpie Mayo is a popular Japanese condiment. It all began when Toichiro Nakashima set out to create a nourishing mayo. He added double the amount of egg yolks.
This addition produces a thicker and richer mayo. It’s preservative-free, and instead of artificial ingredients, it uses vinegar and salt to maintain freshness.
Besides the additional yolks, Kewpie’s packaging is another distinct difference. The multilayer bag helps keep the air out while keeping it easy to handle.
Kewpie is often used on sushi, sandwiches, and even ramen. Keep reading for seven great recipes using Kewpie mayo.
How To Make Kewpie Mayo From Regular Mayo
It won’t be exact, but you can replicate the taste of Kewpie mayo at home. Here’s how.
To make one cup of Kewpie: whisk 2 Tbps of rice wine vinegar with 1 Tbsp of sugar, then add to one cup of mayonnaise.
For a smaller amount, combine ½ tsp. Of rice wine vinegar with ⅛ tsp. Of sugar. Mix with one Tablespoon of mayonnaise.
This recipe is based on standard American mayonnaise such as Hellman’s. If you use our favorite, Duke’s, you may need additional sugar since this Southern staple doesn’t have added sugar.
Is Kewpie Mayo Healthier Than Regular Mayo?
When comparing Dukes and Kewpie, there are some differences in nutrition facts. One tablespoon of Kewpie mayo has the same calories as Duke’s (100). It also has 1g less fat than Dukes.
Kewpie is higher in cholesterol (25 mg vs. 10 mg), likely due to the added egg yolks. It’s also higher in sodium (105mg vs. 70mg).
Comparing the famous American brand Mayo Hellman’s yields different results. Kewpie has ten more calories per serving, 1g less fat, and significantly more cholesterol (20 mg more).
How To Properly Store Kewpie
Proper storage ensures maximum freshness. Here’s everything you need to know about how to store Kewpie Mayo.
The company uses a three-layered bag to ensure freshness. It helps to keep air out. Before opening, keep the product in a cool, dry place.
The manufacturer recommends refrigerating after opening. There’s a best-by date on the back of the package to help determine how long is Kewpie good In the fridge. Note the date is in the format: Year.Month.Day.
What To Eat Kewpie Mayo With/Easy Recipes Using Kewpie Mayo
Kewpie Mayo On Rice
Adding a tablespoon or two to rice helps prevent the grains from sticking while giving the simple carb a flavor boost. Try it when making fried rice, too.
Kewpie In Ramen
This trick went viral on Tik Tok. A few dashes of Kewpie elevate and deepen the flavor of packaged ramen. I Am A Food Blog has all the details and an excellent Mayo Ramen recipe.
Add a few tablespoons to raw eggs before scrambling for a decadent breakfast.
Kewpie on Sandwiches
Replace your favorite mayo with a tablespoon of Kewpie on your next sandwich.
As A Dressing
Mix kewpie with sriracha for a spicy topping to fried rice, stir fry, or egg roll in a bowl. I make a batch then put extra sriracha on the table for those in the family that can really handle the heat.
Is Kewpie Mayo Like Miracle Whip?
No, Kewpie Mayo is NOT like Miracle Whip, a salad dressing.
Kewpie Mayo The Same As Yum Yum Sauce
No Kewpie Mayo is not the same as the popular Japanese Steakhouse mayo, Yum Yum Sauce.
This sauce includes mayo, but it has other ingredients to make it more flavorful. The biggest addition is tomato paste.
What Do You Think?
What are your favorite recipes using Kewpie mayo? Let me know in the comments below; I’d love to read.
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