Kewpie Japanese Mayonnaise 300g $2.98 @ ALDI

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Quite cheap compared to Woolies and Coles. One of the best.

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  • +31 votes

    One of the best.

    The best. FTFY.

    • -31 votes

      With msg

      • +12 votes

        Who cares

        • +27 votes

          I care. As it wouldn't taste as good without it!

        • -4 votes

          I find it sad that they need to resort to chemical additives to make it taste good/better. Normal egg mayo usually tastes fine.

          • +12 votes

            @GeneralSkunk: Not sure if you're talking about something other than MSG when you say chemical additive. But MSG is just a type of salt. It stands for mono sodium glutamate and it isn't bad for you.

            • +10 votes

              @Boioioioi: Some people have no idea that things are made of chemicals so they get scared by the big complicated names, like DiHydrogen Monoxide.

            • -1 vote

              @Boioioioi: It is for some.

            • +1 vote

              @Boioioioi: Msg is found naturally in tomatoes so actually Italian cuisines have the most amount of msg

            • -5 votes

              @Boioioioi: “It isn’t bad for you because it’s a salt.” What a load of rubbish. Try drinking a load of seawater for a week and see how you fare. You’ll go mad (well, other things far earlier, but I’ll not describe that here).

              I get headaches after MSG, heart palpitations, and I can’t sleep. It’s common for people with cluster headaches to cut down on foods like cheese.

              Opiates are in poppy seeds naturally, so surely they’re harmless, and natural. Uh, no.

              Many things that are okay in small doses (e.g. salt) will kill in large doses. Potassium is the same. But surely it’s okay because it’s in bananas. It can cause heart attack. Taking things in a concentrated, isolated form is likely to have different effects than where it is part of a complex food, and the body breaks it down over time. Taking as an additive in food is not the same as taking it as a part of the food.

              Use some logic and stop repeating mindless headlines you hear. Yes, I’ve seen the scientists talk, too. There are many aspects they miss while saying MSG is okay. E.g. prior exposure, genetic background, and the difference between releasing glutamic acid from complex natural foods, compared with a simple, fast absorbing solution applied to the food. Increase absorption rate, increase amount the body needs to deal with.

              Also, put, “yet”, or some qualifiers in your “proving” statements. Have you not lived long enough to see “science” backflip countless times as they approach things from different angles?

              • +8 votes

                @shushu: Come on dude! Japanese invented MSG and have been eating it thousands of years, they're one of the most healthiest nation on earth, now lets go to Fructose and Sugar…. all the health problems related to sugar is astounding. of course you can say everything in "small doses", the problem is, Unlike MSG, Sugar is addictive…. any persons addicted to MSG is a complete utter moron. and most drinks has anti caking chemicals in it so with a handful of unspecified chemicals, so look for other problems.

          • +10 votes

            @GeneralSkunk: MSG has been revealed to be healthier than common table salt. You're a victim of another corporate psyop.

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            @GeneralSkunk: MSG is natural and in practically all foods, but especially high in some (eg, Tomatoes)

        • +6 votes

          bbc had a podcast on it a while ago about how the guy who made up that msg was bad for you did it as a joke/dare to see if he could get published in a journal and it just spread (pun intended) afterwards.

      • +2 votes

        More the better!

      • +13 votes

        I have a bottle of msg I use to make stir frys and curries. Msg is found in tomatoes, cheese, grapes. And our body produces it naturally. If anyone was "allergic" to msg, they'd be dead before being born.

      • +18 votes

        Nothing wrong with MSG.. It's the western scare campaign. You probably should be more worried about excessive salt and sugar.

    • -3 votes

      Duke's Mayo > this

    • -1 vote

      No, John West is

    • +5 votes

      Is this the thai version or the one manufactured in japan? The thai version has less egg and has a slightly higher acidic formulation so its a bit more tangy but less umami in overall profile.

      The japanese version does not have much english in the back. The thai version is in english.

      If thai its still good but not as good as the original. I would say it is the second best.

      Japanese version has 15% egg so it's probably not allowed in australia because of food safety laws. Thai version is 11.5% from memory.

      I have a food service version that is orange packaging, made in japan and can be found in some secret places. I think this version might have even more egg but havent confirmed the percentages

      The texture of this mayo is so good because of the other ingredients which are still derived from the eggs such as the lecithins.

      • +6 votes

        No. Made in Thailand.
        This Kewpie Mayonnaise are made in Thailand and different taste from Japanese made.

        Japanese made Kewpie Mayonnaise (red cap) can not import into Australia.
        You can bring 1kg of Japanese made Kewpie Mayonnaise (red cap) each traveler.

        Asian grocery sells Japanese made Kewpie Mayonnaise (white cap) but less taste than red Thailand made.
        White cap can import because less eggs means less taste.

        • +1 vote

          Wait, what? I just checked and I have red caps. I got it from an asian grocer at an event, no english.

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          I've not seen Japanese Made Kewpie in Melbourne for many years, I don't know where you got your info from…

    • -1 vote

      Praise Traditional Mayonnaise tastes better and has less fat.

      • +7 votes

        Oh no… Here we go again, only Fat this time…

        Who in the hell told you fat is bad? And why did you believe them?

        Govt food pyramid still at work sadly

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          Like most things, its about how much you have. It's amazing what cutting edge dietary research is showing especially around meats and fats. One thing that remains consistent is too much processed food is bad… damn by chip/bicky habbits!

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      TOMY better.

  • +11 votes

    Cheap for this size I guess if you use it rarely, but it's easy to get 1kg bottles for anywhere from $6-8 from the larger Asian grocery stores / supermarkets here in Perth.

  • +5 votes

    I like the small nozzle on this size compared to the stupidly large one on the big bottled. Have had to resort to just putting a small hole in the foil seal on the big pack. Is there a smaller nozzle for the big pack available?

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    The best!

  • +3 votes

    is this the stuff they put on katsu chicken?

    • +6 votes

      That's right.

    • +1 vote

      Katsu is usually served with tonkatsu sauce.

      • -1 vote

        I've never ordered katsu at a restaurant but at food courts and take away sushi places etc (at least in Sydney), I've never had it served with taonkatsu sauce but always a mayo.

        I can certainly see how tonkatsu sauce would work well with katsu though.

  • +1 vote

    Great as a snack on the go

  • +23 votes

    Japanese mayonnaise. Product of Thailand.
    Lol.

    • +1 vote

      Not sure why you got voted down, its true.

      The true Japanese Kewpie is made from only egg yolks rather than whole eggs and tastes different. However there has been issues with importing it over the years.

      • -1 vote

        Kewpie is mass produced.

        Ajinomoto is far superior in my opinion. It is also made in Japan, And has NO MSG.

        https://www.ajinomoto.com.sg/food-products/retail/seasonings...

        I used to buy it in Singapore/Malaysia. Haven't been able to find it here.

        There is a brand that uses fertilised eggs from memory. Pretty sure it's Japanese.

        • +1 vote

          Haven't been able to find it here.

          Better head to Aldi for this one then.

        • +2 votes

          There is a brand that uses fertilised eggs from memory. Pretty sure it's Japanese.

          Figures…

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          What's wrong with MSG?

          • +6 votes

            @vee124: Exactly nothing

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            @vee124: Depends who you ask. There have been studies that show adverse effects, there have been studies that show no adverse effects.

            Personally, I don't cook with MSG, my family doesn't and never have. So why would I want to use it now?
            If you need to add MSG to make your food taste good then you need to be a better cook.

            • +4 votes

              @Tiggrrrrr: You realise adding salt to tomatoes creates MSG? or parmesan cheese has MSG. Saying that you're a bad cook because you use MSG is like saying using salt makes you a bad cook.

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                @vee124: Not quite. Add salt to tomatoes and you have a suspended solution of glutamate ions and sodium ions. Which is more or less equivalent to what you would get by adding MSG to water.

                Regardless, you have basically proven my point. YOU DON'T NEED TO ADD MSG.

                I apologise if you did not grasp that I was talking about refined MSG as opposed to the components that exist in food already.

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                  @Tiggrrrrr: Where are the studies that show adverse effects from MSG?

                  • +1 vote

                    @Tycn: There are studies on negative effects. There are studies on no negative effects.

                    Plenty out there. You really need me to find them for you? For future reference maybe try PubMed?

                    Araujo TR, Freitas IN, Vettorazzi JF, Batista TM, Santos-Silva JC, Bonfleur ML, et al. Benefits of L-alanine or L-arginine supplementation against adiposity and glucose intolerance in monosodium glutamate-induced obesity. Eur J Nutr. 2017;56:2069–2080.

                    He K, Du S, Xun P, Sharma S, Wang H, Zhai F, et al. Consumption of monosodium glutamate in relation to incidence of overweight in Chinese adults: China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) Am J Clin Nutr. 2011;93:1328–1336.

                    Mustafa Z, Ashraf S, Tauheed SF, Ali S. Monosodium glutamate, commercial production, positive and negative effects on human body and remedies - a review. IJSRST. 2017;3:425–435

                    Shi Z, Yuan B, Taylor AW, Dal Grande E, Wittert GA. Monosodium glutamate intake increases hemoglobin level over 5 years among Chinese adults. Amino Acids. 2012;43:1389–1397.

                    Sharma A. Monosodium glutamate-induced oxidative kidney damage and possible mechanisms: a mini-review. J Biomed Sci. 2015;22:93

                    Etc.

                    And before the negative comments start, I am NOT saying refined MSG has adverse effects. I AM saying that I don't see the need to use it.

                    Everyone is a big boy or girl or both and can make their own decision.

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      Pocky is mostly the same.

  • +6 votes

    It is nice to see Aldi importing more Asian foods.

  • +7 votes

    Aldi mayonnaise is also quite good. The premium one with more egg yolk, not the cheaper one

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    Daysio the Japanese store or whatever it’s called has these including the chilli version for $3.80 as well.

  • +1 vote

    Never tried this type of mayo.
    What exactly is special about it?
    Curious to know before I try it out. :)

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    Yeah normally 300g $5 in woolies

  • +3 votes

    Kewpie also do a wasabi mayo and it is awesome. I have it with dumplings

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    I love this mayo on sushi I buy, but what food are you guys putting it on at home?

  • +1 vote

    Devastated my (profanity) cat pierced the bottle I was gifted the other day. Might be a good time to replace it and give this a go

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