Hibachi Mustard Sauce (Benihana Copycat)

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This Benihana Copycat Hibachi Mustard Sauce comes together in 15 minutes using 6 simple ingredients. Try it at home using my easy recipe.

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Hibachi Mustard Sauce served in a bowl.
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About Hibachi Mustard Sauce

If you have ever been to Benihana’s Japanese Steakhouse, you know about the Hibachi-Style Mustard Sauce they serve on the side with all their dishes.

Also known as Magic Mustard Sauce, Japanese Mustard Sauce, or Cream Sauce, Benihana’s Copycat Hibachi Dipping Sauce is really addictive. Once you have a taste of it, you will want to serve it with everything.

After multiple trials, I cracked the recipe to make this classic Hibachi Steakhouse Mustard Sauce at home, and the taste of my homemade sauce was pretty close to the one served at the restaurant.

This creamy dipping sauce, made in just 15 minutes using six simple ingredients, is a must-make if you plan a hibachi-style home dinner.

This vegetarian recipe can also be made vegan and gluten-free.

Ingredients

Hibachi mustard sauce ingredients

Sesame Seeds – This tasty dipping sauce recipe uses hulled or unhulled white sesame seeds.

Ground Mustard Powder – Ground yellow mustard seeds give this dipping sauce a unique taste. You can make your dry mustard powder by grinding yellow mustard seeds in a grinder.

Do not use brown mustard seeds to make the powder, as they are slightly bitter.

Soy Sauce – Dark soy sauce adds an umami flavor! Replace it with coconut aminos or tamari to make it gluten-free.

Garlic Powder – Just a little adds so much flavor. Do not skip this one.

Heavy Cream – It makes the base of the sauce. Replace dairy cream with cashew cream for a vegan sauce.

You can add a little fish sauce for a nice umami taste.

You can add a little lemon juice to the recipe for a tangy taste.

How To Make Hibachi Mustard Sauce

Dry roast 1 tablespoon of hulled or unhulled white sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant. Stir frequently while roasting.

Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.

Roasted sesame seeds.

Dissolve 1 tablespoon ground mustard seeds powder in 2 tablespoon hot water to make a lump-free paste.

Mustard seeds powder dissolved in water.

Combine toasted sesame seeds, ¼ cup dark soy sauce, mustard seeds paste, and 1 pinch of garlic powder in a blender or a food processor bowl. Blend until smooth.

Sesame seeds, soy sauce, mustard seeds paste and garlic powder added to a small blender.
Smooth mixture made.

In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of heavy cooking cream on medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.

Heavy cream heating in a pan.

Add the sesame seeds paste and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.

Sesame seeds paste added to the pan.
Mixed well.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce come to room temperature. Serve!

ready Hibachi mustard sauce.

Pro Tips By Neha

Toasting the sesame seeds gives a very earthy flavor to this sauce. DO NOT skip this step.

Do not overcook the cream; otherwise, it may curdle.

Serving Suggestions

This Magic Mustard Sauce is a versatile sauce that tastes good with almost everything. My favorites to serve it with are Hibachi Steak, Hibachi Shrimp, Hibachi Chicken, Hibachi Fried Rice, Hibachi Vegetables, and Hibachi Noodles.

Please bring it to room temperature before serving.

You can try it with your other favorite chicken and steak recipes. This fabulous dipping sauce pairs very well with Teppanyaki-style meats.

Storage Suggestions

Japanese Mustard Sauce will last up to 7 days in an airtight container stored in the fridge, but it is better to consume it within three days.

I do not recommend freezing this sauce, as it contains heavy cream. It might curdle when thawed.

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This Benihana's Copycat Hibachi Mustard Sauce comes together in just 15 minutes using 6 simple ingredients. Try it at home using my easy recipe.
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Hibachi Mustard Sauce Recipe (Benihana Copycat)

This Benihana Copycat Hibachi Style Mustard Dipping Sauce comes together in just 15 minutes using 6 simple ingredients. Try it at home using my easy recipe.
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds (hulled or unhulled)
  • 1 tablespoon ground yellow mustard seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce (use tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy cooking cream
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Instructions 

  • Dry roast sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned and fragrant. Stir frequently while roasting.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
  • Dissolve mustard seeds powder in hot water to make a lump-free paste.
  • Combine toasted sesame seeds, soy sauce, mustard seeds paste, and garlic powder in a blender or a food processor bowl. Blend until smooth.
  • In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream on medium heat until it comes to a gentle boil, stirring frequently.
  • Add the sesame seeds paste and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce come down to room temperature. Serve!

Video

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Notes

Do not use brown mustard seeds to make the powder as they are slightly bitter in taste.
Toasting the sesame seeds gives a very earthy flavor to this sauce. DO NOT skip this step.
Do not overcook the cream otherwise, it may curdle.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 833mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 875IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 1mg
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