Kewpie Taste Trek – Episode 1 | Playground

First stop on our Taste Trek, Santa Ana California’s PLAYGROUND, a modern gastro pub known for creating all of its ingredients from scratch. The one exception? Kewpie aioli .

After many attempts to recreate Kewpie’s unique taste, head chef Jason Quinn admits, “As a scratch kitchen, we were stubborn at first, but the product is so good and it makes everything taste so much better, we finally gave in and started working with it.” After taking a bite, we’re happy you did.

Kewpie is trekking across the United States to chat up distinguished chefs and sample delectable eats at their local hotspots. While their restaurants and cuisine are diverse, one thing they have in common is their affinity for Kewpie products. Join us as we travel from one delicious destination to the next and discover why chefs and diners alike celebrate this unique ingredient.

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Since 1919, Kewpie has been inspiring home and professional chefs alike with its delicious mayonnaise and innovative dressings. Now we want to inspire your inner chef. Unleash your creativity and explore new flavors. If you ask us, everything can use a little Kewpie.

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