Mayogarita

mayogarita.jpgOh my God, this sounds so disgusting.

“Mayogarita”, a white drink with a hint of the creamy dressing, is one of several cocktails Nakamura serves in his “Mayonnaise Kitchen” restaurant in suburban Tokyo, which features mayonnaise on everything from toast and spaghetti to fondue.

Despite its Western heritage, mayonnaise has become the condiment of choice for many young Japanese, who add it to everything from sushi, noodles and tempura.

While older Japanese might gag at the thought of mayonnaise on rice or savory pancakes, the young are slathering it on. They even have a name for mayo fanatics: “mayolers”.

Nakamura’s tiny restaurant, with fewer than a dozen tables and decorated with cut-outs shaped like mayonnaise bottles, also offers “Mayoty Dog”, which tastes like the vodka-based cocktail Salty Dog but is served in a glass with mayonnaise on its rim instead of salt.

Patrons of the seven-year-old restaurant can buy their own bottle of mayonnaise for 300 yen ($2.53) — similar to bars that keep regular customers’ bottles of whisky or sake.

Thanks, but no thanks. I would rather spend my money on truck accessories.

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  1. Great !!!! I love mayonnaise. But I guess this restaurant offers tooooo much of mayonnaise. But I would love to try those different combination with mayonnaise, specially the drink which has mayonnaise instead of salt on the rim of the glass.