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The Best Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

This is seriously the best yum yum sauce recipe – we put this stuff on everything! It’s awesome for adding to all of our favorite asian recipes.

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Do you have a favorite type of cuisine? The world is full of so many interesting cultures and styles of food. I love to explore all of the different flavors that are available.

Where I live, there are many restaurants that offer delicious food from around the world. But you know me! I want to make these dishes at home too.

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What is yum yum sauce?

Yum yum sauce was first made popular in Japanese steakhouses and Japanese hibachi restaurants. Sometimes called sakura sauce or hibachi sauce, the recipe I am sharing with you today has a Korean twist.

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

The sauce uses a red chili paste, called gochujang, to give it heat. This chili paste is popular in many Korean dishes. In this particular case, it also gives the yum yum sauce a very pretty pink color.

This homemade yum yum sauce uses just a few simple ingredients and takes minimal prep time. By minimal, I mean next to no time at all!

It is the perfect recipe to add to your repertoire. This delicious sauce is also a great way to introduce Korean flavors to your meals and take your condiment game to the next level.

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

While there are store-bought versions of this popular sauce available, it is just so easy to make at home. As a bonus, you also get to avoid all the extra preservatives that get added to most store-bought sauces.

With mayonnaise as the main ingredient, this yum yum sauce recipe is also a great option for those of you who follow a low carb or keto diet. You will want to start keeping a bottle of it in your fridge at all times.

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe
Yum Yum Sauce Process

Yum yum sauce recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp gochujang*
  • 2 tsp soy sauce*
  • ½ lime, juiced

*While this sauce is naturally sugar-free, its easy to make a strict keto yum yum sauce by using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce and tomato paste instead of Gochujang.

Yum Yum Sauce Process

Directions:

1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, gochujang, soy sauce, and lime juice.

2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Yum Yum Sauce Process

Tips and tricks:

  • Not all grocery stores carry specialty spices that are used in Korean dishes, like gochujang. Check the asian-food section of large supermarkets or dedicated asian grocery stores when searching for these kinds of spices and spice mixtures.
  • If you have looked everywhere, and still can’t find gochujang, try substituting it with Sriracha sauce or your favorite hot sauce.
  • Yum yum sauce will last for up to a week when stored in an airtight container or squeeze bottle in the fridge.
  • For a more spicy yum yum sauce, add a little more gochujang. If it is too spicy, reduce the amount that you use. Customize it to your tastes.
  • Add rice vinegar, garlic powder, olive oil or cayenne pepper to taste.
Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

What to serve with yum yum sauce:

  • White or brown rice
  • Drizzle over this Korean beef
  • Cauliflower rice
  • Add this creamy sauce to rice bowls
  • In lettuce wraps
  • Drizzle over sushi
  • Use it as a dipping sauce for french fries
  • It is delicious as a seafood sauce or salad dressing
  • Add it to this yummy cucumber kimchi salad
Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Whether you use it as a fry sauce, dip your egg roll in it, drizzle it over salads, or serve this yummy sauce alongside your favorite asian-inspired dishes, trust me when I say you are going to want to put this stuff on everything!

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

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Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

The Best Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is seriously the best yum yum sauce recipe - we put this stuff on everything! It's awesome for adding to our favorite asian recipes.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp gochujang*
  • 2 tsp soy sauce*
  • ½ lime, juiced

Instructions

1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together mayo, gochujang, soy sauce, and lime juice.

2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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