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Japanese Unique Mayo Dishes; The Japanese People Are Obsessed With Japanese Mayonnaise

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I talked about the ultimate unique guide of Japanese mayonnaise in this post, as you know, the Japanese are so obsessed with Japanese Mayo, and they almost drizzle it for everything.

(Mayonnaise lovers are called “Mayolar” (マヨラー), they are obsessed with Mayonnaise. They drizzle squeeze the Mayo tube bottle for everything.)

Japanese mayonnaise is so delicious that there is only one reason why Japanese people are crazy about mayonnaise.

Not only as a dipping sauce or salad dressing but there are also many unique dishes that are used for Mayonnaise.

Today, I am going to introduce Japanese Mayo dishes from classic to unique.

Simply As The Dipping Sauce

Deli Salad (Potato Salad)

All over the world, Potato salad is the staple classic deli salad that mixed boiled potatoes, vegetables, and Mayonnaise together.

This classic salad is also popular in Japan.

Typically, potatoes are partially mashed.

There are surely a million or more potato salad recipes across the country, but, here is the typical Japanese potato salad recipe.

potato salad

The Best Authentic Japanese Potato Salad

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Japanese potato salad, chunky mashed potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, smoked ham, egg, aaaaand Japanese mayonnaise such as Kewpie, Kenko, and Ajinomoto. It’s creamy, chunky, tangy, and very addictive. Throw in it—leftover veggies, frozen corn, or you can skip some of the ingredients—making them perfect for cozy weekday dinners or as a side in a party spread!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients  

  • 5 Starchy potatoes, Russet, Idaho and Yukon gold potatoes
  • ½ cup Japanese Mayonnaise, Kewpie or Kenko
  • 2 TSP Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • cup cucumber, sliced
  • cup carrots, julienned
  • ¼ cup onion, sliced or minced
  • ½ cup your choice of ham/ bacon/ sausage
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 boiled eggs, minced *optional

Instructions 

  • Peel and quarter or less the potatoes, and soak them in cold water for 5-10 minutes to rid them of excess starch.
  • Place the potatoes in a deep pot, cover with water, add a pinch of salt.
  • Bring the water to a boil, uncovered.
  • Turn the heat down to a simmer, and let the potatoes cook for 10-15 minutes until a bamboo skewer or a thin knife can get through to the center of the potatoes easily.
  • Drain the potatoes and put them back in the pot.
  • Turn the heat on low to medium-low.
    Shake the pot immediately and evaporate excess water from the potatoes. It takes only 1-2 minutes.
  • Using a potato masher or a large fork, make chunky mashed potatoes. Salt & pepper to taste, and let it cool down.

Prepare Vegetables

  • (Remove excess water from cucumbers carrots) In a small bowl, add cucumber, carrots, and a pinch of salt. Mix well, leave them for 5 minutes. Squeeze them with your hands.
    *Rince the vegetables if they get salty.
  • (Remove strong onion flavor) Soak onions in water for 15 minutes while changing water.

Combine All Ingredients

  • Combine all ingredients and add salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

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Keyword Easy, Egg, Holiday, Izakaya, Mayo, Vegetables

Snack Bread

Easy Mayo Egg Toast

I don’t know how to call this in a proper way, but anyway, I call it “Japanese Mayo egg toast” here.

This is one of my comfort food, I was so excited to eat this every time my mom made it for me.

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Easy Japanese Mayo Egg Toast

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This is one of my comfort food, I was so excited to eat this every time my mom made it for me.
Course Blunch, Breakfast
Cuisine Japanese

Ingredients  

  • 1 Texas toast bread
  • 1 whole egg
  • Japanese Mayo

Instructions 

  • Preheat an oven to 420F. You can use a toaster oven instead.
  • Place a piece of bread on a baking pan.
  • Make a bank along the edge of toast and throw the egg inside the bank.
  • Toast the bread until the egg cooks.

Notes

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Keyword Breakfast, Easy, Egg, Mayo, Oven

Japanese Corn Mayo Pan Bread

“Corn Mayo Pan” is one of the popular snack bread in Japan.

Sweet corn and mayo mix filling on a fluffy sweet bread.

High-calories and high-carb equals DELICIOUS, right?

Japanese people like the combination “Corn & Mayo” so it is often used as a topping for the pizza menu. (My American husband says it sounds really weird to him. )

Rice And Mayo

Fillings For Onigiri Rice Balls

Rice and mayo have been the already common (not weird anymore) combination including stuffing for Onigiri rice balls and rice bowl dishes.

Tuna Mayo” (ツナマヨ) is always selected in the top 3 favorite Onigiri filling ranking in Japan.

There are other fillings used in mayonnaise such as “Ebi Mayo”(エビマヨ), “Karaage Mayo”(唐揚げマヨ), “Yakiniku Mayo”焼き肉マヨネーズ).

  • “Ebi Mayo” is the boiled shrimp or tempura shrimp and mayonnaise filling.
  • “Karaage Mayo” is Japanese-style fried chicken and mayonnaise filling.
  • “Yakiniku Mayo” is Japanese (Korean) BBQ sliced beef and mayonnaise filling.

For Sushi

As well as Onigiri fillings, mayonnaise can be fillings/ toppings for Sushi.

“Corn Mayo” or ” Tuna Mayo” is the staple sushi at conveyor belt sushi restaurants.

For Rice Bowl Dishes

You can’t stop the Japanese drizzling Mayo on anything, not only in the rice but also on the rice, which we call “Donburi”.

Mayolah people drizzle Mayo on Gyudon, buta-don, yakiniku-don, tori-don…etc.

Torimayodon is relatively the staple “Mayodon” menu, which is teriyaki chicken on rice with Mayo.

Here is my authentic Teriyaki Chicken recipe, why not try it tonight!

Conclusion

If you are already a fan of addictive Japanese Mayo, you can understand these dishes.

However, these dishes may sound weird to you.

Japanese Mayo is more rich and creamy with a nice vinegary, absolutely tasty, besides, it is considered the balance with rice which is a Japanese staple dish.

It is not so far to say Japanese mayo will become Japanese traditional food like Instant noodles.

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