Japanese Mayonnaise

I have never found a good reason to buy Japanese Mayonnaise. It is so expensive and not a necessity in my opinion. But I am in the process of testing recipes, and one of them calls for a small amount of kewpie mayonnaise. I decided it would be prudent to make my own. It really is sweet so I doubt I will repeat the process. But at least I know it is easy to make, and cheaper than buying.

Japanese Mayonnaise
Japanese Mayonnaise
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When we first started travelling I left Dave to sort out his own clothing for our trips. This however ended up with us having to do shopping overseas for things he had not packed. To curb that frustration I started working out how many of everything he needed, and then left him to his own devices. If we are sharing a suitcase I do the physical packing as I can get more into the case. I work to a packing list for our toiletries which means I am very organized. There is a list for kitchen stuff we need when we are self catering so that we don’t need to go shopping as soon as we arrive somewhere. I also have a list of clothing I will pack. This means I don’t have to apply too much thought in the hours before we fly.

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Last month we headed off for a long weekend away. I had everything packed by the time Dave got home, other than his clothes. We also needed to pack books to read, and glasses, which could not be done until the morning. When I got up to train I told Dave where the bag was for his book, glasses and shaver. And I left it at that. Somehow Dave forgot his cell phone and wallet at work which was not a train smash. He could always use my phone if necessary. And I had credit cards and cash with me. When I was unpacking he asked where his book was. And I asked where did he pack it? He had not done so, so now he had nothing to read. I offered to let him read the book I was halfway through. However, he decided it was not that necessary.

Japanese Mayonnaise

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Japanese Mayonnaise

Kewpie Mayonnaise is really economical to make at home
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch mayonnaise
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 250 mls canola oil
  • 30 mls rice wine vinegar
  • 5 mls erythritol
  • 5 mls Dijon mustard
  • 1.25 mls ground kombu
  • salt to season


  • Place the egg yolks into a stick container jug, without breaking them
  • Add the oil, vinegar, erythritol, mustard and kombu
  • Place the stick blender over the egg yolks and blitz until your mayonnaise is thick, pulling the stick up slowly as you go
  • Season to taste with salt
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11 thoughts on “Japanese Mayonnaise

  1. i adore kewpie mayo and have been using it for years! it really is the best and i don’t find it sweet at all. Thank goodness hubby packs his own bag, and i have nothing to do with it. I find packing stressful enough just for me 🙂

  2. I very rarely use mayonnaise but almost all my friends who do use kewpie, perhaps not so expensive here? I did not know it could be copied at home !! Like your ingredients, especially the use of kombu. May try when have friends here . , . will it keep in the fridge for a few days? I can be funny . . . stir risotto by hand all the way and make mayo by hand also – my mediation session!!!

    1. We keep ours for at least a week if not longer in the fridge. I find that with kneading, if I am in need of ‘time out’ 🙂

  3. I am not familiar with Japanese Mayo although it looks interesting. So funny how very capable men can’t seem to pack or find stuff in the fridge!! I can identify with your story~~

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