Hibachi White Sauce: A Western Invention
Hibachi white sauce is a mayonnaise-based dipping sauce served in hibachi and teppanyaki restaurants with fried rice, meat, and vegetables.
The mayonnaise is combined with a variety of ingredients to make a complex but light flavor that tastes good with just about everything.
Some people also confuse hibachi white sauce with store-bought Yum Yum sauce, but both have a significant flavor difference.
Also, albeit the name “Japanese” is often used with hibachi white sauce, it is not Japanese at all, and you won’t find it in any restaurant in Japan.
It’s a purely American creation that got popular in Canadian and American teppanyaki restaurants and now can commonly be found in every Japanese hibachi restaurant across the countries.
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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.