A friend recently introduced me to a small fast food restaurant called Tokyo Express. Seriously, I could eat there every day. At least twice a day.
Tokyo Express is in a strip mall off the main drag. It’s a small place, nestled between a tobacco shop and a beauty supply store. I never went there because I didn’t really know what it was, and the location is kind of on the decrepit side.
The food is tasty, and it’s fast. It’s nothing you couldn’t do at home if you had all the ingredients. I always get the jumbo shrimp and scallops. They pile on sauteed onions and zucchini, steamed broccoli and fried rice.
The thing that makes the meal complete is their white sauce. I’ve enjoyed the white sauce at many Asian restaurants, but never thought much about it until a co-worker asked me to bring back 4 containers of it from my lunch run to Tokyo Express. Four containers? I thought she was kidding, but she wasn’t. She said it was the tastiest condiment she’s ever had.
This prompted me to look it up on the web. It’s known as white sauce, yum yum sauce, shrimp sauce or sakura sauce.
Why is this stuff so good? Its basic ingredient is mayo. If you like mayonnaise, you’ll probably like white sauce. If you’re in my neck of the woods, stop in at Tokyo Express for a meal. Maybe I’ll see you there!