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A small bowl of spicy sushi mayo with a spoon.
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5 from 47 votes

Japanese Spicy Mayo (For Sushi, Poke, And Beyond)

This homemade Japanese spicy mayo is a creamy, tangy, umami sauce that you'll want to put on everything beyond sushi and poke bowls.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar


  • Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Transfer to a tightly sealed jar, using a silicone spatula to get out every last drop, and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Keeps for about 3 months in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.


See the substitutions section above for ideas on how to make it your own.