3 teppanyaki mustard sauce recipes | Japanese style mustard

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  January 25, 2022

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Mustard is a condiment made from the seeds of a mustard plant, particularly the Brassica nigra (black mustard), Brassica juncea (brown/Indian mustard), and Sinapis alba (white/yellow mustard).

Mustard is created by mixing whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and other flavorings and spices, in order to create a paste or sauce that can have a color variation between bright yellow to dark brown.

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The mustard sauce can taste sweet or spicy, depending on what kinds of food it’ll be used to pair with. And it’s eaten cold in small amounts, especially with meat.

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Japanese teppanyaki mustard sauce recipe (Edo style)

Joost Nusselder
Great as a dipping sauce for Japanese BBQ and teppanyaki-style dishes!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 10 people


  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 ounce onions
  • ½ ounce dry mustard
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds roasted
  • 4 ounces soy sauce
  • 1 ounce vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 ounce heavy cream


  • Prepare a blender and place all the ingredients in it, except for the heavy cream (so onion, mustard, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vegetable oil, and water).
  • Set blender to high speed and blend all ingredients until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture into a small mixing bowl and add heavy cream. Stir well and then serve.
Keyword Sauce, Teppanyaki
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Cooking directions

  1. Buy toasted sesame seeds from Amazon or your local grocery store. But if you can’t find them, you can also buy raw seeds and scatter them over a baking sheet, then bake them at 200 ° Celsius for 15 – 30 minutes until they become golden brown.
  2. The next step is to pour hot water into a small mixing bowl and add the mustard powder to it, then mix thoroughly. Pour the mustard mixture along with the minced garlic, toasted sesame seeds, and soy sauce into a blender, and blend them until they become smooth.
  3. Beat 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Stir 2-3 spoonfuls of the whipped cream into the mustard sauce.
  4. Pour the mustard sauce into each small dipping sauce bowl and serve according to the number of guests you have.

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Cooking directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blend until they become frothy. You may refrigerate before serving, or you can serve it immediately.

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Pairing mustard with food

In Western countries, mustard is often used to add taste to meats and cheeses. But sometimes, you can also see it in hot dogs, corn dogs, hamburgers, and sandwiches.

It’s also an important ingredient in marinades, soups, sauces, glazes, and dressings.

Mustard is used as raw seeds and as a cream in various cuisines all over the world, including North and South America, all of Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, India, Bangladesh, and Asia.

It’s known as one of the most popular and widely used spices and condiments in the world.


Before the word “mustard” was translated, used, and world-renown in English, it was first created by the Anglo-Normans. And in their tongue, it was “mustarde”, which evolved from the Old French word “mostarde” (“moutarde” in Modern French).

However, these later translations come from an earlier Latin word “mustum”, the first element of the word “mustard” (around 150 AD), which means young wine or “must”. This is because the Romans prepared the condiment by using must while grinding mustard seeds.

The second element that was also borrowed from Latin is called “ardens”, which means hot or flaming. When combined, they form the word “mustard”, which is as it’s known today for the tree, its seeds, and the famous condiment.

Culinary uses

The most common use for mustard is as a condiment for hot or cold meats.

Besides that, mustard is also used as an important ingredient in making barbecue sauce, marinades, vinaigrette, and mayonnaise.

It’s also a popular accompaniment to hot dogs, pretzels, and bratwurst.

In Northern Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and northern Belgium, they use mustard to make their unique dish called mustard soup. It’s a combination of mustard, cream, parsley, garlic, and pieces of salted bacon.

Mustard can also be used as an emulsifier that has the power to stabilize 2 or more immiscible liquids in a homogeneous mixture when added together (i.e. oil and water).

A good example of immiscible liquids is Hollandaise sauce. If you add mustard to the mix, then it can impede curdling.

Enjoy Japanese mustard sauce with your meals

Now you know how to make Japanese mustard sauce. In fact, you’ve got 3 recipes you can try!

So the next time you feel like a dish or meal is lacking, whip up some Japanese mustard sauce. This condiment will add a delicious kick to any dish!

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