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2021-03-01 11:10:46 AM  
It has been my experience that one HAS to purchase Kewpie mayonaisse when they first see it because it's so freaking cute.

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I still think they would sell more if they shaped the actual dispenser to look like an actual Kewpie doll, you know, like those Honey Bear squeeze bottles.  I know I'd buy that up.  Especially if it dispensed mayonnaise directly from their nostrils or eye sockets.
 
2021-03-01 11:11:42 AM  
Duke's is better.
 
2021-03-01 12:23:48 PM  

brap: It has been my experience that one HAS to purchase Kewpie mayonaisse when they first see it because it's so freaking cute.

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I still think they would sell more if they shaped the actual dispenser to look like an actual Kewpie doll, you know, like those Honey Bear squeeze bottles.  I know I'd buy that up.  Especially if it dispensed mayonnaise directly from their nostrils or eye sockets.


Um....

Babies dispense fastest from a different hole.
 
2021-03-01 1:28:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.


I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).
 
2021-03-01 1:49:16 PM  
I got some because it's kind of mandatory for some sushi that calls for spicy mayo.  Mayonnaise still isn't very pleasant for me.
 
2021-03-01 1:57:26 PM  
I'd like to try it.
 
2021-03-01 2:07:09 PM  

phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).


MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic
 
2021-03-01 2:14:28 PM  
'According to the Kewpie Corporation's history, "Nakashima saw its way of life changing, one example being the Westernization of female students' clothes [and] he sensed that change would come to the Japanese diet, as well." '

That is a weird sentence.
 
2021-03-01 2:15:31 PM  
I recently bought Blue Plate because people say it's the best and even though I've never agreed, I wanted to see if my taste buds had changed from when I last bought it a decade ago.  I still prefer Duke's.  Blue Plate is more creamy, but it's missing the tang of Duke's.
 
2021-03-01 2:23:32 PM  
Nitoh Kosuke approves.
 
2021-03-01 2:24:04 PM  
Hipster food trend? Asians have been using this forever, and I know it has had a footing in many American markets.

Seriously, swap this out for anything that calls for normal mayo and it will be good. It can go anywhere from tuna salad to kimchi fried rice and sammiches to sushi.
 
2021-03-01 2:36:14 PM  

Cafe Threads: Babies dispense fastest from a different hole.

Um....

Babies dispense fastest from a different hole.



Um...

I gave up OBGYN jokes for Lent.
 
2021-03-01 3:59:11 PM  
lifehacker, is that you again?
 
2021-03-01 4:03:56 PM  
No for the love of god, no.  Kewpie mayo is gross. The bottle has a gross feel, the mayo looks weird, the baby eats souls.  Ms. Jeb buys that shiat for sushi all the time. I throw it out whenever I see it in the fridge.
/fark you, yes I make my sushi with Miracle Whip
 
2021-03-01 4:18:16 PM  
i  thought the Kikko-man superhero had defeated mayonnaise to become the supreme sauce.


Fight ! Kikkoman
Youtube Wz-mJed_bP0


but I really don't understand what's going on here.
 
2021-03-01 4:28:35 PM  

SumoJeb: No for the love of god, no.  Kewpie mayo is gross. The bottle has a gross feel, the mayo looks weird, the baby eats souls.  Ms. Jeb buys that shiat for sushi all the time. I throw it out whenever I see it in the fridge.
/fark you, yes I make my sushi with Miracle Whip


well duh, that's what makes it so good, not just the egg yolks.
 
2021-03-01 4:34:43 PM  
Dafuq? Who makes mayo with egg whites? And why so many? You only need a teeny tiny bit of tenseoactive molecules to make your sauce emulsify.
 
2021-03-01 4:38:53 PM  
When they pry the Duke's from my cold mayo covered confederate hands. Now I need to join Q-anon.
J K I'd like to try it. My usual mayo is Kraft light w/olive oil.
 
2021-03-01 5:22:53 PM  
You can get kewpie at most Asian markets since forever ago. It's wonderful stuff.
 
2021-03-01 6:41:48 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic


Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?
 
2021-03-01 6:45:03 PM  

max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?


It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure
 
2021-03-01 6:51:17 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure


It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.
 
2021-03-01 6:54:10 PM  

SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.


Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk
 
2021-03-01 7:01:54 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.

Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk


well mushrooms contain different glutamates, very little sodium. That may be why.
 
2021-03-01 7:11:09 PM  

SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.

Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk

well mushrooms contain different glutamates, very little sodium. That may be why.


Ah OK thanks that makes sense
 
2021-03-01 7:26:07 PM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.

Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk

well mushrooms contain different glutamates, very little sodium. That may be why.

Ah OK thanks that makes sense


Doritos are another one.  They have one of the highest MSG concentrations of manufactured foods.  Nacho flavor the most IIRC.
 
2021-03-01 7:33:46 PM  

zeroflight222: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.

Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk

well mushrooms contain different glutamates, very little sodium. That may be why.

Ah OK thanks that makes sense

Doritos are another one.  They have one of the highest MSG concentrations of manufactured foods.  Nacho flavor the most IIRC.


Then maybe we need to do some testing
Nacho cheese doritos are a favorite here
 
2021-03-01 7:34:18 PM  

zeroflight222: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.

Huh she can eat mushrooms fine
Cheese is ok mostly
Lactose intolerance prevents straight milk

well mushrooms contain different glutamates, very little sodium. That may be why.

Ah OK thanks that makes sense

Doritos are another one.  They have one of the highest MSG concentrations of manufactured foods.  Nacho flavor the most IIRC.


Thanks btw I really appreciate it
 
2021-03-01 7:44:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I recently bought Blue Plate because people say it's the best and even though I've never agreed, I wanted to see if my taste buds had changed from when I last bought it a decade ago.  I still prefer Duke's.  Blue Plate is more creamy, but it's missing the tang of Duke's.


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2021-03-01 10:09:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.


This, but depends on the usage. For burgers and sammiches, yes... Duke's can't be beat. For egg salad, tuna salad, deviled eggs, or french fry dipping, I'ma go with Kewpie. And, if you're going to heat it in any way, go with Kewpie for sure, as it doesn't separate into oil and egg solids like most standard mayonnaise (I realize that cooking with mayonnaise might sound weird to most people who haven't eaten food in Japan).
 
2021-03-01 10:28:00 PM  

kyuzokai: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

This, but depends on the usage. For burgers and sammiches, yes... Duke's can't be beat. For egg salad, tuna salad, deviled eggs, or french fry dipping, I'ma go with Kewpie. And, if you're going to heat it in any way, go with Kewpie for sure, as it doesn't separate into oil and egg solids like most standard mayonnaise (I realize that cooking with mayonnaise might sound weird to most people who haven't eaten food in Japan).


Or had a good grilled cheese sandwich

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bes​t​-ever-grilled-cheese
 
2021-03-01 10:37:43 PM  
Jezus Christ.  There is no such thing as a hipster.  They're like unicorns. They don't exist. I have met a ton of  regular dorks that try too hard tho.   That was true 20 years ago and it's true today. And yes, Kewpie's is great. Followed by Dukes and Sir Kensington's.
 
2021-03-02 3:05:08 PM  

SumoJeb: Cornelis de Gyselaer: max_pooper: Cornelis de Gyselaer: phlegmjay: Rapmaster2000: Duke's is better.

I usually have both on hand. Both great products.  If possible, the Japanese version of kewpie (available at a lot of Asian groceries) is better than the American version. More umami (there's straight MSG in it, but also some other umami-adding ingredients, iirc).

MSG? so much for that then -- Mrs. Kees is allergic

Is she actually allergic? Like diagnosed by an allergist or does she just believe in "Chinese restaurant syndrome"?

It gives her massive headaches
I believe she's tested but not 100% sure

It would suck to have to avoid mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese. I'm glad my body loves MSG as much as I do.


MSG available for culinary work is not chemically pure - there are byproducts from its manufacture (an industrial fermentation process) that can sneak in the final product. These may be what's causing the reaction, but there hasn't been a lot of study on it.
 
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