Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad is usually served in Japanese or Korean restaurant as side dish.  The portion serves is always miserable.  I decided to learn how to make it so that my family can enjoy it anytime.


1)  2 potatoes
2)  1 small carrots (cut into thin strips)
3)  1 small zucchini or cucumber (slice thinly)
4)  1/2 onion (slice thinly)
5)  4 tablespoon mayonnaise (Japanese type)
6)  1 tablespoon bacon bits
7)  1/2 teaspoon salt
8)  pepper
9)  1 teaspoon vinegar or apple cider vinegar


1)  Boil potatoes in boiling water with salt.  Remove potatoes when tender.

2)  Light mash the potatoes in a big bowl.  Make sure there are big chucks of potatoes in the bowl.

3)  Add salt, pepper and vinegar to the potatoes and mix well.

4)  Sprinkle some salt to onion.  After 2 to 3 minutes, wash the onion with water.  Squeeze out water.  (You can wrap onion in kitchen towel and squeeze out the water.)

5)  Sprinkle some salt to cucumber and carrot in separate bowl.  Squeeze out water after 2 to 3 minutes.   
6)  Add onion, carrots and cucumbers to potatoes.  Add bacon bits and mayonnaise and mix well.

7)  Chill salad in the fridge and serve cold.

1)  You can add hard boiled eggs
2)  I do not have ham or bacon, so I use bacon bits instead.
3)  Some people actually replace mayonnaise with a mixture of Greek Yogurt, vinegar and Dijon mustard.

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