Presenter: Becky


Ever since I was young, I LOVED going to those Japanese Steakhouses where they cook the food in front of you.  I don’t know if it was the onion rings made into a volcano or the flying shrimp or eating with other people we didn’t know, but I always enjoyed them.  My parents only took us on special occasions, like birthdays or when report cards came out, but I always looked forward to those dinners.  Even now as an adult, I still want to go to our local Japanese steakhouse, but my hubby doesn’t like eating with strangers, so I still don’t get to go very often. One of my favorite parts of the dinner, was the dipping sauces they give you to dip everything from the veggies, to seafood,  meat, and even rice.  I have been on the hunt for years for a sauce I could make at home that came close to the real thing.  Well, I searched and searched, and I took bits and pieces from various recipes and came up with a sauce we think is even better – my own Copycat Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce.  We put it on everything, and even my picky 2 year old loves getting her “sauce” with her dinner.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Container to hold finished sauce


  • 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise (we prefer Duke’s brand, but your favorite will work just as well!)
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 t. tomato paste
  • 1 T. melted butter
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1/4 t. paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Operating Procedures:

Dump all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.  Refrigerate for at least an hour to let flavors get to know each other!


This is great as a dipping sauce for just about anything you can think of!  It would also be great mixed into a casserole like baked chicken and rice. Or you could use it as a base for your favorite dips, such as crab dip or add in caramelized onions and have a unique spin on French onion dip.

Closing Remarks:

We like things pretty mild, but if you like a little kick in your food, you could add in a dash of cayenne pepper to spice it up a bit!


Amazing Anything Sauce-Copycat Japanese Steakhouse White Sauce
Yields 2
A delicious condiment/dipping sauce for just about anything!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 1/4 c. mayonnaise (we prefer Duke's brand)
  2. 1/4 c. water
  3. 1 t. tomato paste
  4. 1 T. melted butter
  5. 1 t. garlic powder
  6. 1 t. sugar
  7. 1/4 t. paprika
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk until well incorporated.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until well chilled and flavors have combined.
  1. This can be kept in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. But ours never lasts that long!
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