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Is this the world’s best mayonnaise?
The first step in understanding the popularity of Kewpie mayonnaise is to recognize there are different attitudes in Japan than in America regarding the creamy condiment. It’s used extensively — on salads, karaage, squiggled onto okonomiyaki and takoyaki, and even as a pizza topping. It has transcended the plane of mere human consumption to become a cultural touchstone — a passion that can border on obsession... (Lucas Kwan Peterson/Los Angeles Times) [Read Article]
13 mayonnaise brands ranked
This Japanese mayonnaise was the clear winner, earning a score of 6.6 that put it way ahead of the pack. It had a yellow yolk-y color and, thanks to the star tip atop the squeeze bottle, looked beautiful piped into the tasting bowl. The aroma was pleasantly eggy, the texture creamy. The eggy flavor was slightly tangy, with what one taster described as a “very pronounced” umami element. That makes sense given one of the ingredients is monosodium glutamate... (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune) [Read Article]