If you think you've had the best mayo already but haven't tried Kewpie mayo yet, you're missing out! This delicious Japanese mayo is richer, creamier, and oh-so-tasty. Its versatility in recipes makes it stand out above all other mayo options. So, what exactly is this delicious condiment, and what makes it so special?
What Is Kewpie Mayo?
Kewpie Mayo is a Japanese mayo with a unique mouthfeel and high-quality ingredients. What makes it stand out against other mayo companies like Hellman's, is the lack of preservatives and the inclusion of only egg yolks (not whole eggs).
As the magic ingredient, egg yolk makes Japanese mayo more decadent than regular mayo. Other ingredients include a mixture of vinegar (distilled vinegar, rice vinegar, and apple cider vinegar), oil, salt, and MSG or yeast extract. These simple ingredients, along with a special blending machine, helps create the creamiest, tastiest mayo ever.
What Does Kewpie Taste Like?
You may be surprised to find out that Kewpie Mayo has a strong umami flavor. It combines a tangy taste with a sweet and savory flavor. Besides a bold, sweet and sour, umami taste, Kewpie also provides an eggy flavor at the forefront. As there are four egg yolks in every bottle, it only makes sense for this flavor to be so prominent in the mayo.
How Is Kewpie Mayonnaise Used?
Kewpie Mayo is versatile in its uses. You can use this condiment anywhere you normally include standard mayo and then some! Try this mayo in potato salad, tuna, chicken, or egg salad sandwiches, as a potato wedge dip, or even as a topping for a rice bowl.
Any recipe you use Kewpie mayo in, will be elevated to the next level with a flavor bomb. Even deviled eggs and burgers won't be the same without it once you grab hold of a bottle. A few additional ideas include using it as a sauce base (think umami aioli), adding it to your favorite dip, or adding a healthy helping to meat before breading and frying for an extra crispy crust that doesn't flake off. The options for Kewpie are endless!
Simple Recipes to Make with Kewpie Mayo
If you're still unsure what to do with this tasty mayo, here are some quick and easy recipes you can create at home with minimal ingredients.
Sriracha Mayo Crackers.This recipe requires
Easy Elevated Salad.Kewpie does not only make mayo, but it is also a salad dressing brand. There are many flavor options, from yuzu to roasted sesame. Slice and add your favorite vegetables to a bowl, then drizzle any of the following options for a delectable meal:
Okonomiyaki, or Savory Japanese Pancakes.These pancakes are easy to make and easy to customize with any filling that you please! Grab your favorite seafood items like cooked octopus morsels, bonito flakes, and shrimp pieces. Shred your cabbage (or veggies of choice) and mix with eggs, water, and
You can dip the pancakes in soy sauce or add a healthy dose of
Creamy Yakisoba Noodles.
These noodles are already super tasty and quick to make; the addition of sriracha mayo or Kewpie mayo only makes this dish better. Grab a pack of
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By Krystina Quintana