What are the two sauces you get at a hibachi steakhouse?

When it comes to dining at a hibachi steakhouse, there are two sauces that are always present on the table: ginger sauce and yum yum sauce.

Hibachi steakhouses are a culinary experience like no other. The sizzling grills, the showmanship of the chefs, and, of course, the mouthwatering flavors all contribute to making it a memorable dining adventure. In this blog post, we'll explore these two sauces that elevate the hibachi experience to new heights and how we changed the game so you can have it at home!

Ginger Sauce: A Zesty Elixir

Ginger sauce is a cornerstone of the hibachi experience. Its refreshing and zesty flavor make it the perfect companion for grilled meats, seafood, and vegetables. But what is ginger sauce made of?

The key ingredients of ginger sauce typically include:

  1. Soy Sauce: To add depth and a touch of umami, soy sauce is often included in the mix.
  2. Fresh Ginger: The star of the show, fresh ginger, is responsible for the sauce's distinctive zing. It's usually grated or finely minced to infuse the sauce with its aromatic flavor.
  3. Sugar: A hint of sweetness balances the sharpness of the ginger, creating a harmonious flavor profile.
  4. Rice Vinegar: Rice vinegar contributes a subtle tang, enhancing the overall complexity of the sauce.

The beauty of ginger sauce lies in its complexity. Intense and bold flavors come together to create a sauce that's both versatile and utterly delicious. It's commonly drizzled over hibachi-grilled dishes, adding a burst of flavor that complements the smoky notes of the grill.

Yum Yum Sauce: Creamy Indulgence

While ginger sauce may be the classic companion at hibachi steakhouses, Yum Yum Sauce takes indulgence to the next level. Often referred to as "white sauce" or "shrimp sauce" (similar to ginger sauce), Yum Yum Sauce is a creamy and savory delight that pairs perfectly with hibachi creations.

1 cup of yum yum sauce

So, what is Yum Yum Sauce made of?

The primary components of Yum Yum Sauce are:

  1. Mayonnaise: Like ginger sauce, mayonnaise provides the creamy base that gives Yum Yum Sauce its luscious texture.
  2. Sugar: A touch of sweetness balances the flavors, making the sauce not only creamy but also subtly sweet.
  3. Tomato Paste: Its intensely tomatoey essence, along with its subtle sweetness and umami richness, creates a harmonious balance with the other ingredients.
  4. Garlic Powder: This ingredient infuses Yum Yum Sauce with a gentle garlic aroma, enhancing its complexity.
  5. Paprika: Paprika contributes both color and a mild, smoky flavor to the sauce.

The result is a sauce that's irresistibly creamy with a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and savory notes. Yum Yum Sauce is incredibly versatile and can be used as a dipping sauce for meats, seafood, vegetables, and even as a drizzle over rice or sushi rolls. Have you ever wondered if there's an easy way to make this? We have the answer with our Yum Yum Sauce Mix Packets. Just add mayo, water, and butter! Experience the first-of-its-kind Yum Yum Sauce in a preservative-free dry mix.

In the world of hibachi steakhouses, Ginger Sauce and Yum Yum Sauce are the dynamic duo that elevates the dining experience. Their unique flavors and creamy textures make them the perfect companions for grilled delights. Whether you're a fan of the zesty kick of ginger sauce or the creamy indulgence of Yum Yum Sauce, one thing is certain: these two sauces are an essential part of the hibachi experience, and they're here to stay.

Back to blog

Product Features

No-MSG

We don't believe in those hibachi tummy aches, so we vow to NEVER use MSG.

Easy to Make

Simplify Your Life and Make More Time for the Things You Love. Mayo, Water, Butter, Sauce Mix -> DONE!

Fresh Sauce Every Time

Skip the Bottled Stuff Sitting on the Shelf and Get Saucy with Fresh Ingredients!

Long Shelf Life

Stock up with Shelf Stable Mixes. Only Contains Powdered Spices and Ingredients that you Keep in Your Own Kitchen.

No Preservatives

What in the heck is Potassium Sorbate and Sodium Benzoate? Check that Yum Yum Sauce bottle's ingredients you bought in the store. I'll give you the secret, they're preservatives.

That's why we made our dry sauce mixes.

Let's keep it super fresh and in your control.

Our Restaurant's Exact Recipe

We are Packing our Exact Recipes From our Japanese restaurants. Discover the Flavors that have Thrilled Diners for Two Decades.

Don't Take Our Word For It. See It For Yourself:

Kazoku Restaurant