Kewpie is the most famous mayonnaise brand in Japan, and about the only type of mayonnaise used in sushi restaurants. On the pack there is a picture of a doll, and these are sold as Kewpie dolls 🙂
Mayonnaise is also added MSG – monosodium (sodium) glutamate, which is the origin of umami flavour.
- 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (same type of vinegar used in sushi rice)
- 1.8 dl canola oil
- sea salt
- 1/2 tsp acacia honey
- 1 pinch of MSG
Add yolk, mustard and 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar in a bowl.
Mix and add the oil gently, until the mayonnaise starts to thicken. Season with salt, honey, vinegar and MSG. Mayonnaise keeps a few days in the refrigerator.