Furikake Kewpie Mayo: How To Make Your Own

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 19, 2022

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Love the incredible taste of furikake? Then you need to try this Furikake Kewpie recipe!

It’s a delicious Japanese condiment with dried and ground fish, sesame seeds, seaweed, and salt. It’s perfect for topping rice and other dishes!

Furikake Kewpie isn’t actually a thing, though. Kewpie is a brand name of Japanese mayo and they don’t have a furikake variation, so in this recipe I’ll show you how to use it to make the furikake mayo, or make your own from scratch.

Store-bought furikake Kewpie

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The sauce that comes closest to a furikake mayo, is this dressing by Kewpie, the deep roasted sesame dressing:

Kewpie deep roasted sesame dressing

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As a lot of the flavor in furikake comes from the toasted sesame seeds in it, this pre-made sauce will do pretty well instead.

You’ll be missing a lot of the saltiness and umami that comes from the bonito and dried fish but you can always add that into your recipe some other way.

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But let’s make our own furikake Kewpie:

Furikake kewpie mayo recipe

Furikake Kewpie Mayo Recipe

Joost Nusselder
I'll show you how to make kewpie Japanese mayo from regular mayo and how to make it into a delicious furikake mayonnaise
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

1/2 cup of furikake (you can also use store-bought furikake)

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp dried shrimp
  • ¼ cup bonito flakes
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 tbsp nori dried seaweed
  • 1 tbsp dried anchovies

2 cups of Kewpie mayo (you can also use store-bought Kewpie)

  • cup mayo (regular)
  • ¼ tsp dashi powder
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions
 

How to make furikake

  • Mix together all of the ingredients for the furikake, make sure the nori seaweed is shredded in very small pieces to match the other ingredients. Everything should be very small to be a good mix to sprinkle.

How to make Kewpie mayo

  • Mix together all of the ingredeitns for the Japanese mayo well. You should keep mixing until the sugar and the dashi are completely dissolved into the mayo.
  • You now have the right amount of mayo and furikake to make a nice blend. You can whisk the dried ingredients into the mayo and it's ready to serve.
Keyword Furikake, Kewpie
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If you’re planning to use store-bought furikake and Kewpie mayo, you can use the same proportion of furikake to Kewpie, 1/2 cup to 2 cups or a 1 to 4 ratio.

What to use furikake Kewpie on

This condiment is perfect for fish because of the saltiness in the furikake. You can also use it to dip your fries in if you’re feeling adventurous.

Conclusion

Whether you make your own furikake kewpie or use the store-bought variety, this condiment is perfect for adding delicious flavor to any dish.

The combination of fish, sesame seeds, seaweed, and salt creates a unique and tasty flavor that will enhance any meal. So next time you’re looking for something special to add to your rice or fries, give furikake kewpie a try!

Also read: furikake vs everything bagel seasoning, is it the same?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.