Yum Yum Sauce Copycat Recipe

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I think we can all agree you can never have too much Yum Yum Sauce. With this Yum Yum Sauce copycat recipe, you can make sure you always have a batch ready.

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If you have ever been to a Japanese steakhouse or hibachi restaurant, then you know all about Yum Yum Sauce. Sometimes called White Sauce or Yummy Sauce, this creamy and tangy condiment is the perfect accompaniment to all sorts of stir-fries and Asian dishes.

You might be surprised to find out that Yum Yum Sauce is a creation of Japanese-American restaurants and is not traditional to Japanese cuisine. We Americans have fallen in love with it, though, and cannot get enough. There’s no need to buy Yum Yum Sauce, though, or wait for your next visit to your favorite hibachi restaurant. It is super easy to make it yourself at home. You’ll want to have a batch in the fridge all the time.

Yum Yum Sauce Recipe

What You’ll Need to Make This Yum Yum Sauce Copycat Recipe

  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic Powder
  • Hot Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Paprika
  • Sugar
  • White Pepper
  • Small Bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • You could easily make this Yum Yum Sauce Whole30 friendly by using the right ingredients. Just check your mayo and hot sauce for non-compliant ingredients like sugar and omit the 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. I promise it will still be just as delicious!
  • You can definitely make this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. In fact, I recommend you do, as the flavor improves if it sits for a bit. Yum Yum Sauce should last for at least a week in the fridge.
  • Substitute smoked paprika for the sweet paprika in the Yum Yum Sauce for an interesting, smoky twist.

Yum Yum Sauce Copycat Recipe

Whether you call it White Sauce, Yummy Sauce, or Yum Yum Sauce, I think we can all agree that you can never have too much of this delicious creamy sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time6 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Keyword: Copycat Recipe, Yum Yum Sauce


  • Small Bowl


  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise (Sugar-free for Whole30)
  • 1 Teaspoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Hot Sauce (Sugar-free for Whole30)
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Sugar (Omit for Whole30)
  • ¼ Teaspoon White Pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add water in tablespoon increments until it is just right.
  • The flavor is best if the sauce is allowed to sit for an hour or up to overnight in the refrigerator. The sauce will last in the refrigerator for at least a week.

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