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Spicy Mayo

Ok, thank you for the suggestions. I made another batch of spicy mayo.

1. Tabasco + sugar + kewpie : it's actually the first recipe with Tabasco that I liked but i thought i made it a little too sweet. It was still a little sour though so I think i'll have to play around to get this just right. After sampling, I added a touch of sesame oil but I forgot to through the MSG in this one.
2. Crushed red chilis + garlic + kewpie + sesame oil : this was actually my favorite of the batch. Not at all what I was looking for but pretty tasty. I also added a touch of MSG at the end.
3. Toban jian + rooster sauce + kewpie + sesame oil : good, but not quite what I was going for.

I came across a review of Sushi of Gari where the reviewer claims the spicy tuna is made with tabasco so now I really want to play around with the recipe. However, the spicy scallop handroll that I'm aiming to replicate also seems to have a bit of roe in it so I should try to find some first I think.

Dec 30, 2006
aaronh2012 in Home Cooking

Spicy Mayo

I certainly wouldn't order a spicy tuna roll at Yasuda (which I prefer to Kuruma for traditional) but Sushi of Gari, Sushi Seki, and Hatsuhana (which i prefer to masa for avant garde sushi) all actually make very good spicy scallop handrolls. I was skeptical the first time I ordered it, but it really is amazing.

Dec 30, 2006
aaronh2012 in Home Cooking

Downtown/ Financial Area...So Sick of Everything

Harry's is real close to you if you want a great cheesesteak. It's actual steak and cheese though not steakums and cheesewhiz.

Dec 29, 2006
aaronh2012 in Manhattan

Best Gyros?

Kwik Meal on 45th and 5th for a chicken pita or Rafiqi's on 44th and 5th for a lamb pita. You can get both lamb or chicken at either, that's just my lunch preference.

There's another place in Queens that is supposed to have it beat - i think you can find it on www.iheartcarts.com but that is outside manhattan.

Dec 29, 2006
aaronh2012 in Manhattan

Spicy Mayo

The tabasco suggestion is interesting. If you use the rooster sauce made in Rosemead, CA you will get the smooth consistency you are expecting. I actually tried adding some Cholula to the mayo to see how it worked. As a rule, I dislike Tabasco the brand, but I'll give it a shot. Thanks!

Dec 28, 2006
aaronh2012 in Home Cooking

Spicy Mayo

I actually used Kewpie mayo but I didn't even realize that would make a difference. Maybe I should try some homemade mayo?

I have tried some red pepper paste called "momiji oroshi" - it contains red pepper, vinegar, and fd&c red #40. I'll experiment with this one again.

I'll give the wasabi paste a try, but I think that's for a different spicy mayo than I am going for on this try.

I picked up some fish stock that contains MSG and some "arashibori yuzu shoyu" which seems to be soy sauce + fish stock + MSG. I'll definitely try adding these to see how it changes the sauce; do the high end sushi restaraunts add MSG?

It'll take me a few hours but I'll post again with the results around 7 or 8pm EST.

Dec 28, 2006
aaronh2012 in Home Cooking

Spicy Mayo

Does anyone have a good recipe for spicy mayo as used in sushi? Specifically, I am looking to replicate a dish I've had at a few restaraunts in New York City - the Spicy Scallop Handroll made by Sushi Seki, Sushi of Gari, and Hatsuhana. I've come across a few recipes for spicy mayo - mayo + sriracha rooster sauce is the standard spicy mayo recipe used in most spicy tuna rolls. The other recipe I've tried is mayo + toban jiang (chinese spicy chili soybean paste).

Any ideas?

Dec 28, 2006
aaronh2012 in Home Cooking