Lots of changes needed: use milk instead of water to thin it. You won't need 1/2 cup either. Ginger should be 1/2 tsp. Sriracha instead of hot sauce. That will get you closer to Benihanas. It's a good start but needed tweaking.
Jul 15, 2012
This recipe was great. My family loves Kobi's restaraunt shrimp sauce and after I "doctored" it a little I would have to give it a 5 for Fantastic. I added a tsp of vinegar and a tablespoon of melted butter. I also added a little more sugar. I can't beleive I have finally, thanks to this recipe mastered this sauce. I also used powdered ingredients instead of fresh because that is what I had on hand. I left out the hot sauce too. I will use this site more often. Thanks so much.
Mar 27, 2012
Try using 1/2 cup of milk instead of water leaving the milk out of the mixture only adding it to thin the sauce out as desired. I have tried using many different types of hot sauce with the recipe and when ommitted only then did the sauce taste the closest to the original recipe. Also I have added 3 tablespoons of butter into the sauce and that seemed to really wake things up a bit. Let me know what you think.
Nov 5, 2010
Almost there, I did not have hot sauce or garlic in the house so I substituted mild taco sauce. It is good. I used a little less mayo; anxious to try it again with hot sauce and garlic.
May 15, 2009
did not taste good at all. Exnay on the ginger if anything! We did not eat it at all because of the taste of ginger was taking over the sauce.
Jul 21, 2008
Tasted like watered down mayo. Was not creamy like Benihana's. Even let sit overnight. It was okay, but no where near the original.
Aug 5, 2007
Very tasty - used real garlic instead of powder and put some cayenne pepper in for heat - still needs more kick, but guests were still raving about it as they left the house. Excellent on grilled shrimp and with any sauteed vegetables.
May 5, 2007
I use 1 small garlic and a garlic press instead of using garlic juice to get 1/2 tbsp. In addition, I used Splenda in place of regular sugar. Still tasted very good. I did added 1/4 tsp mustard powder (as an option), since to me it was missing something. The recipe as shown is good, but I needed alittle more kick and I do not like to be very spicy or to use extra hot sauce. Refrigerate it, will make it more flavorful and it does taste good as a condiment for shrimps and fish. I will make it again.
Jan 6, 2005
tlashle Member since: January 6, 2005
This is a great sauce very close to restaurant. I will try with a little less mayo (maybe 1/2 cup less) next time around , We prefer a little less mayo, The longer this sat (overnight ) the better the taste .
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