Yum Yum Sauce

Alright, so I’m like 3000 years behind on yum yum sauce. I grew up going to Japanese steakhouses (Benihana was the BEST!), but I’d never even heard of yum yum sauce until I went with some friends a few years ago.

Clearly, it was a game changer. But, let’s be honest, hibachi grills (although totally worth it) are pretty pricey. We don’t eat out there very often, so I started making my own hibachi recipes to make at home.

I have to admit- I can never get my steak or chicken to taste quite as good as they do, but this Yum Yum Sauce is 100% on point!

It’s also super easy to make. I make a batch of this and store it in these plastic sauce bottles.

I keep mine stored in the fridge.

Yum Yum Sauce

Recipe by Brooke Wilkerson
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  • 1 1/4 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Tomato Paste

  • 1 tbsp Melted Butter

  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 1/4 tsp Paprika

  • 1 dash Cayenne Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.