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Daikokuya Cabbage Salad Dressing?

rbaby Jun 20, 2011 02:54 PM

Anyone know how to make a salad dressing similar to Daikokuya's that they put on their cabbage salad?

  1. JAB Jun 20, 2011 04:09 PM

    It's basically a mayo & ketchup combo similar to thousand island but, there's some type of "secret" spice involved as well.

    1. foodie1165 Jun 20, 2011 05:03 PM

      I recreated something really close to it with Kewpie mayo (the Japanese mayo), mirin to thin out the mayo, a little bit of soy, rice vinegar, and masago (the little eggs). It was delicious!

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      1. re: foodie1165
        reality check Jun 20, 2011 05:06 PM

        That sounds right. I don't taste any ketchup in that dressing.

        1. re: foodie1165
          rbaby Jun 20, 2011 05:56 PM

          That sounds awesome! I am going to have to try it--my guess was always:

          Miso, Mayo (LOVE that Kewpie!), Soy Sauce, Vinegar or Mirin, White Onion & Daikon all blended together. Total shot in the dark though...

          1. re: rbaby
            foodie1165 Jun 21, 2011 08:09 PM

            they definitely have masago in the dressing, you can totally see the little eggs in it. Also it helps if you shred cabbage, red cabbage and carrots just like they do...I did it with just cabbage and it wasn't quite the same.

            1. re: foodie1165
              rbaby Jun 21, 2011 08:22 PM

              Could the little orange colored things be carrot?

              1. re: rbaby
                foodie1165 Jun 21, 2011 08:32 PM

                I doubt it since they're round and salty.

                1. re: foodie1165
                  wanderlustre Jun 22, 2011 08:41 AM

                  I haven't been to Daikokuya in a long time, but I'm guessing the little orange things are Gobo root.

                  327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

                  1. re: wanderlustre
                    soniabegonia Jun 22, 2011 11:23 AM

                    the orange things are most definitely masago and it is essential to the dressing. quite common in Japanese -style dressings, actually, and it's what give it umami.

        2. BombayUpWithaTwist Jun 22, 2011 09:07 AM


          I think it's similar to this recipe, but I also add: Kewpie
          Dashi Powder

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