Yum Yum Sauce is a fast and simple sauce recipe that is perfect for adding a sweet & spicy flavor to any dish. Pair this with my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, or use it as a dipping sauce for egg rolls, crab rangoon, sushi, and more. Quick and easy to make!

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own yum yum sauce recipe, this is the best. The ingredients aren’t hard to find or use, and the flavor is out of this world.

Once you realize how fast and simple you can whip up this sauce, you’ll never want to buy it store-bought ever again.

yum yum sauce in a white bowl

What You’ll Need To Make The Best Yum Yum Sauce Recipe:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mirin
  • Rice vinegar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika (optional)
  • Hot sauce, sriracha, or sweet chili (optional)
ingredients to make yum yum sauce

How to make Yum Yum Sauce:

Add all of the yum yum sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.

Put the mixture in the fridge, covered, until ready to serve.

What is the best way to store yum yum sauce?

The best part about making this sauce is that it will keep for up to 8 weeks as long as you store it properly. All you need to do is add it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge.

It’s also important to understand that if you want to use the sauce again, use a clean spoon to dip it into the sauce. Don’t use a spoon that has any ingredients on it or one that has been eaten off of.

This will add bacteria to the sauce and can contaminate the whole bowl.

bowl of yum yum sauce

Is yum yum sauce spicy?

It can be, but it doesn’t have to be! Yum yum sauce can be made mild, or you can kick up the heat and make it as spicy as you want.

How do I serve yum yum sauce?

Typically this sauce is added to the top of Asian recipes. It pairs really well with chicken dishes or even sushi, but can also be used to drizzle on top of vegetables.

You can also keep it simple and pair it with simple brown rice or white rice as well.

What does Yum Yum sauce taste like?

This answer will depend on who you ask. Some will say that it’s a bit sweet, and some will say spicy depending on if a lot of spice was added.

The great thing about making your own sauce is that you can change how it tastes each time that you make it. The first time, make it not as spicy as you can always increase the heat from there.

If you’re a heat fan and risk taker, you can then make it as hot as you want.

spoon dipping into the bowl of yum yum sauce

Can I make yum yum sauce in advance?

You can. Since you can store it in the fridge for up to 8 weeks, there’s no harm in making the sauce in advance. Just be sure that you are storing it properly and covering it so that it lasts in the fridge.

One fun way to store it is to add it to a squeezable condiment bottle. That way, when the time is right to add it to a dish, you can just grab the bottle, squeeze, and enjoy.

You can also store it in a couple of different types of containers so that you can use it in different ways. Just keep it cool and in the fridge, and there shouldn’t be any issues.

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Yum Yum Sauce

Creamy yum yum sauce has the perfect balance of sweet and spicy and tastes so much better homemade!
Servings 20 tablespoons



  • Add all the ingredients together in the bowl and whisk together.
  • Cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to use.


Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 9mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 37IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: sauces
Cuisine: asian
Keyword: yum yum sauce
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