If you’ve been following along for awhile now, you’ll remember my post about Tuna Sandwiches.
Having lived the majority of my life in Hawaii, THE mayonnaise of choice is Best Foods (it’s known as Hellman’s on the East Coast of the US). Although, there is a brand from Japan that has some pull in certain circles…
Kewpie Mayonnaise, YUM!
I’ve never bought this brand of mayo before, mainly because it’s not cheap! As you can see, I got the smaller, less expensive bottle 😄
So I’ve had this container in my pantry, waiting for the right moment to break it out… Today’s the day!
I brought back a BUNCH of these lovely cans of my most favoritest canned Tuna in the whole wide world (along with an entire suitcase full of other goodies … all food items, of course 😎 ) the last time we went home to Hawaii; I figured if I was going to do it, let’s go whole hog!
In Hawaii, we LOVE our mayonnaise and make our Tuna Salad very simply. Tuna and mayo, that’s it, well, you do need to use alot of mayo. My husband doesn’t do care for mayonnaise, so he can’t watch when I do this, “Don’t tell me what’s in there! All I know is that I like your Tuna Sandwich.” Ssshhhh! Don’t tell him, but I only use a little mayo in the salad, just enough to moisten it all up and then slather GOBS of it on the bread for my sandwich, MMM.
The Kewpie was phenomenal! I turned the packaging over to look at the ingredients, thinking how different could this be? MSG, Pepper, Pepper Extract and Apple, interesting (and yes I know that MSG is not good for you, but if you don’t eat it everyday…). Since DH wasn’t looking, I figured I’d taste-test the two brands side-by-side… WOW! They’re worlds apart. That MSG gives the Kewpie Mayo a very savory flavor, they call that Umami.
If you get a chance, do try this different mayonnaise. If you don’t see it in any of your neighborhood markets, you could always order it on line.
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