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Japanese Mayonnaise

Yes, we have “Japanese” mayonnaise and it has richer and slightly sweeter flavor compared to American or European mayonnaise.  Japanese mayonnaise uses egg yolks instead of whole eggs so it has a creamy thick texture.  Since it uses rice vinegar instead of distilled vinegar, it’s more suitable for Japanese flavors.  Over all it is creamier in both color and texture and a bit tangy and sweeter.  The most popular Japanese mayonnaise brand is Kewpie Mayonnaise.

Substitution: For 1 cup of American mayo, add 2 Tbsp rice vinegar and 1 Tbsp sugar, whisk until sugar dissolves.

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