I do not usually like mayonnaise because mayo is very fattening. But who can live without a jar of mayo in the fridge to spruce up sandwiches, flavour salads, act as a dip and so many other uses. I notice that the taste between a local mayo compared to the Western and Japanese ones is so vast. Local ones taste sweeter and do not have the pungent vinegar smell. Whereas, Western brands like Kraft and the others are way too sour with a very strong acidic and metallic taste.
I found my favourite mayo in a tube. It is made in Japan and comes with two different openings, a flute one which gives this ‘star’ shape and a thinner opening. Therefore, spreading the mayo is breezy because one just need to press on the soft bottle to get the desired quantity. A bottle is much more costly than local brand but the taste made it worthwhile.
It is sold only at bigger (high class 😛 ) supermarkets and Japanese foods section. One 500 gram tube costs RM12+ and the low fat version is RM19.
Mayonnaise was invented in 1756 by the French chef of the Duc de Richelieu. After the Duc beat the British at Port Mahon, his chef created a victory feast that was to include a sauce made of cream and eggs. Realizing that there was no cream in the kitchen, the chef substituted olive oil for the cream and a new culinary creation was born. The chef named the new sauce “Mahonnaise” in honor of the Duc’s victory.
So, please do share what is your favourite brand of mayonnaise and how do you like to use it?