Japanese Mayonnaise

Posted September 28th, 2011 in Food 2 Comments »

Japanese mayonnaise has different taste from Western style mayonnaise.  It’s thicker in texture, and has rich flavour.  Some people love this Japanese mayonnaise, and some don’t.

When I came to Perth I tried Western style mayonnaise the first time, and I hated it.  I thought it taste like cooking oil (well, all mayonnaise contain oil, but it tasted more oily to me somehow), and didn’t have the creaminess that Japanese mayonnaise has. I’m used to it now and enjoy it occasionally though.

I wasn’t actually a mayonnaise-lover in Japan either. My mum and brother love (Japanese) mayonnaise and add it to any food such as braised vegetables, pickles, grilled fish and meatballs. Some super-mayonnaise-lovers in Japn eat mayonnaise with just steamed rice!!!! (yuck…)

I, however, need mayonnaise when I eat some certain foods.  They include okonomiyaki, takoyaki, and salad with tinned tuna. They are meant to be eaten with mayonnaise!!

It wasn’t my intension but I made tuna sushi and okonomiyaki 2 days in a row. I need Japanese mayonnaise for both of them. Mayonnaise tastes so good on okonomiyaki…. yum! I ate lots of mayonnaise in these two days, but I guess it’s fine. 🙂

Oh, one more food that need mayonnaise.  Teriyaki chicken burger!  Mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce match so well. 🙂

2 Comments on “Japanese Mayonnaise”

  1. 1 Kat said at 10:28 am on September 28th, 2011:

    I have to agree with you on Japanese mayonaise. I first tried one when my aunt gave my grandmother one after she visited Japan. It’s quite hard to find at first, but now local groceries sell it (the Kewpie one) as well as the numerous Japanese groceries around. 🙂 I love how it tastes, kind of sourish-sweet.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 4:53 pm on September 28th, 2011:

    Hi Kat 🙂

    Some people get addicted to Japanese mayonnaise… I’m having okonomiyaki tonight again. Haha 😀

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