Mayonnaise Cafes are Japan's Latest Food Trend

Two eateries will showcase everyone's favourite condiment.

Maybe you like to slather it all over everything you're about to eat. Perhaps you like to get your doses in more restrained dips and dollops. Either way, if you're a mayonnaise fan, Japan's latest food trend has you covered. At a mayo cafe, two things are on offer: the condiment in the spotlight, of course, and the ability to indulge in its creamy goodness in your ideal fashion.

Here's hoping that your preferences include mayo on pasta, salad, seafood dishes, with hot and cold eggs, turned into a custard pudding, and served as a variety of dips, because you'll find all of the above on the menu — and more. Don't just expect any old egg-and-vinegar concoction, though. The cult favourite that is kewpie is not only the variety everyone will be gorging on, but also the company behind the dedicated eateries.

The first Kewpie mayo cafe opened its doors in Tokyo's busy Shibuya district on March 1 to mark NationalMayonnaise Day (yes, it's a thing), with a second due to follow in Nagoya in central Honshu from April 1. Both will shower eager customers with all the kewpie they could dream of (not literally, of course) for a full month; however, we're guessing this won't be the last time mayo-centric establishments pop up.

Via Munchies. Image: Takeaway / Creative Commons.

Published on March 05, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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