Kewpie Mayonnaise


In Japan, many Japanese use Kewpie Mayonnaise in both Food Preparation and as a Food Condiment. Both with Traditional Japanese Food and with Non-Traditional Japanese Food.

Here are several examples for Kewpie Mayonnaise. On or in…

Meat & Vegetable Pancakes
Sushi
Octopus Balls and other Seafood Balls
Stir Fried Noodles
Tuna and other Fish
Japanese Potato Salad
Japanese Cole Slaw
Sandwiches
Fruit Salad
Rice Balls
Pork Cutlets

Japanese Islands is a Dipping Sauce and Dressing, made with Kewpie Mayonnaise and Ketchup. It has a wide variety of uses. Including in some recipes for Japanese Cole Slaw.

In the Philippines, some Filipinos use Kewpie Mayonnaise on Sisig.

Japanese Cole Slaw rocks the house! Of course, add Kewpie Mayonnaise!


Japanese Potato Salad is really…Kicked up Mashed Potatoes.


I really enjoy Japanese Food much better than Chinese Food and certain better than Filipino Food. With a couple of exceptions.

Last night for supper, I had Teriyaki Chicken Thighs with Japanese Potato Salad, which was not kicked up.

To make Japanese Potato Salad…

It is all about your choice. Boil the Potatoes with Skin On or Peeled.

Boil the Potatoes until a Skewer or Fork easily goes through the Potato. Mash the Potatoes but not 100%. Be sure to leave parts of the Potatoes still in shape.

Kewpie Mayonnaise and Milk are mixed together and then added to the Kicked Up Ingredients. Or just those 2 Ingredients, without the Veggies.

Kicked Up Ingredients and Options for Japanese Mashed Potatoes…

Onion
Carrot
Apple
Cucumber
Ham

I like just using Chopped Onion, Kewpie Mayonnaise and Milk when I make Japanese Potato Salad. I leave out the Veggies.

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod!

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~

Asian Takeout Secrets For Home Cooking


In Bacolod, if you do not know the secrets of Asian Takeout at home, you are SOL-Sortta Outta Luck! The 2 best Chinese Restaurants…Golden Fortune and Diamond Palace are not all that.Golden Fortune promotes their Live Seafood, although they have a couple of very good Chinese Dishes…Deep Fried Pigeon and Char Siu Pork. Diamond Palace only has Char Siu Pork that is really any good.

Hong Kong Kitchen at Robinsons Place Mall is more of a Cantonese Dim Sum House but it is excellent. Not as good as what you eat in Hong Kong but it is excellent in Bacolod.

Hua Kong Chinese Pharmacy has a small Chinese Grocery on site, which has things that the Major Supermarkets do not stock, such as…Bamboo Shoots and Water Chestnuts. To make Moo Goo Gai Pan, one of the most popular American-Chinese Dishes.


Making Moo Goo Gai Pan is EZ to make, as it is a One Pot Meal. Bamboo Shoots and Water Chestnuts are required.


It is a key to finding a place to buy the Ingredients to make Asian Takeout, which cannot be substituted in a recipe.

Cornstarch and Ginger are both readily available in the Philippines and both are Staples to making Asian Takeout at home. Kikkoman Tamari Soy Sauce is hard to find and if you see a bottle, buy it!

When making Chicken Teriyaki, it is best to use Chicken Thighs, as the Meat is Juicy and Tender. I use Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce rather than making it from scratch, as I cannot find Japanese Mirin or Sweet Rice Wine in Bacolod.


Commercially sold Sweet & Sour Sauce comes in handy rather than making it from scratch, when making Sweet & Sour Chicken, Sweet & Sour Pork or Sweet & Sour Shrimp.

I have a section on a cupboard shelf and in the ref, stocked with ingredients to make Asian Takeout at home.

You can make your favorite Asian Take Out at home and preparing the Asian Takeout is almost as good as eating it,,,almost!

I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod!

Your Amigo,

~ Gary ~