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May 5, 2008 12:19 AM

need help with a salad dressing recipe

In the Northwest when you go to most Chicken Teriyaki restaurants they give you the rice ,boneless chicken in a styrofoam container. They they give you a smaller syro box with just lettuce mix and a white dressing. I am cooking for a graduation party for my niece and would love to serve that white dressing. Does anyone know the recipe for that? Thanks

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  1. You know, I think that stuff is just mayonnaise with some sugar (maybe Mirin) and rice wine vinegar. You could probably improve it by adding some grated onion and/or ginger.

    1. I'm thinking that many of the chicken teriyaki places I've gone to serve a miso dressing. Here's a highly rated recipe from

      1/3 cup rice vinegar
      2 tablespoons white or yellow miso
      2 large garlic cloves, peeled
      1 tablespoon sugar
      2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
      1/2 cup olive oil

      urée vinegar, miso, garlic, sugar and ginger in blender. With machine running, gradually pour in 1/2 cup olive oil; blend until mixture is creamy. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

      1. I JUST heard yesterday that the white dressing's base is Miracle Whip. No joke.

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        1. re: cscsman

          In a pinch you can go to the grocery store and buy Seven Seas Coleslaw Dressing. It is very very close to the dressing you are asking about. Be sure it is Seven Seas, as other brands don't taste like the dressing you are asking about. My family thought I bought it from the Japenese restaurant we go to and didn't believe it was coleslaw dressing.

          1. re: cscsman

            Makes sense. Mayo is HUGE in Japan.

          2. Hi Jacksparrow - after looking far and wide for this dressing I created my own which I think is pretty passable! I know this is way late, but maybe others who've found this thread will find it helpful:

            1 cup quality mayo (Like Hellmans/Best Foods)
            1 teaspoon garlic powder
            2 teaspoon rice vinegar
            2 tablespoons sugar
            3 teaspoons sesame oil
            Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl. Whisk in sesame seed oil and blend until sugar is dissolved. Serve over your favorite bag salad blend.

            1. Mayo 1 cup
              Soy sauce 1/2 tsp
              Seasoned rice wine vinegar 1Tbsp
              Sesame oil 1Tbsp
              Sugar 2 tsp

              Mix & that's it!

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              1. re: Dragnfligrrl

                I posted a Q on this somewhere in the General forum way back, wanting to buy 'em ready-made in bottles. I ended up finding these locally (I'm in Vanc, BC):



                Brianna's is everywhere but Wafu may not be for you guys. The Wafu one is quite good, the most resemblance to the dressings at *good* Japanese restos.