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Vegan Kewpie Mayo

Vegan Kewpie Mayo RecipeI’m going to show you how to make a vegan Kewpie mayo in under 10 mins! This vegan mayo is inspired by Japanese kewpie mayonnaise. Regular mayonnaise is buttery, tangy and salty while Kewpie mayo is rich, slightly sweet and savoury in comparison.

This easy-to-make sauce has complex flavours and is a great addition to recipes, including recipes that use Kewpie. You can use this recipe in place of Kewpie mayonnaise in tons of recipes, from sushi to sandwiches and salads. 

You can make vegan mayonnaise from scratch and then follow the rest of the recipe to make kewpie mayo but using store-bought vegan mayo is the quickest way to make this in 5 mins.

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You’re going to love making this easy vegan kewpie mayo! Kewpie mayonnaise really stands out compared to traditional American mayo and takes plain vegan mayo to the next level. 

Traditionally, Kewpie uses egg yolk instead of whole eggs and has been popular in Japan since 1925. The main ingredients of KEWPIE Mayonnaise are oil, egg yolks, seasoned rice vinegar and MSG.

So now I’m going to show you how to make it vegan! All you need to do to make kewpie vegan is simmer rice vinegar to make a reduction, then mix with your favourite vegan mayo and the other ingredients mentioned below and whisk until smooth. 

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Vegan Kewpie Mayo (Japanese Mayonnaise)
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I'm going to show you how to make a vegan Kewpie mayo in under 10 mins! This vegan mayo is inspired by Japanese kewpie mayonnaise.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 1 cup
  1. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar to a simmer over high heat. Lower the heat to medium to keep it simmering, not boiling.
  2. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until reduced to about 1 tbsp.
  3. Place vinegar into a bowl with msg, turmeric and sugar and combine.
  4. Add vegan mayo and whisk until smooth.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 tbsp Calories: 74 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 1.3g Sugar: 0.7g

Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg – I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or their by-products. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • Bernardo says:

    Super easy and I love the taste! I would love to make a big batch of this but was wondering how long it usually keeps in the fridge?

  • This is so easy! I love the simple recipe using vegan mayo as a base. It was very good on my vegan version of
    Emily’s rice bowl

  • I’ve always wanted this when I see it in the store! Happy to finally try it!

  • I actually had vegan mayo and everything but msg. I’m only one person so I cut the measurements in half and actually love how savoury and slightly sweet it is! You always find unique recipes to make vegan candice and really enjoy trying new things 🙂

  • Wonderful! Thanks Candace!


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