Potato Salad

You might not think Potato Salad is Japanese food, but it is! Japanese Potato Salad is similar to American potato salad; semi-smashed boiled potatoes mixed with mayonnaise. Still doesn’t sound like Japanese food, does it? What makes Japanese potato salad Japanese? … the secret is in mayonnaise.

4-5 potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp rice vinegar
2 small cucumbers
1 small carrot
2 boiled eggs
2-3 slices of ham
4-5 Tbsp Japanese mayonnaise


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into small pieces. Heat water in a pot, and boil potatoes until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Strain and put potatoes in a large bowl. Add 1/2 tsp salt and vinegar, and mash slightly (leave some potato chunks). Let it cool.
  2. Slice cucumbers to thin rounds, and cut carrots thinly (2" long). In a different bowl, sprinkle a little salt (not in the measurement) over cucumber and carrots, and let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Squeeze out water.
  3. Cut boiled eggs into small pieces, and cut ham thinly (2" long strips).
  4. Add vegetables, eggs, and ham to potatoes, then mayonnaise. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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