Guam Sakura Style Japanese Salad Dressing

Guam Sakura Style Japanese Salad Dressing

Moving away from my island home has caused me to crave some pretty random things that I would have never thought twice about when I was living there. If you're from Guam or have lived there, you may be familiar with Sakura Noodle House and their "mysterious" salad dressing. I have always wondered what was in it because it had such a unique taste and can be addicting. Their salad bar was one of my favorite parts about eating there because of all of the toppings that I could add to my salad -  especially the croutons! It's one of those restaurants that was always so comforting to go to and their food always tasted the same every time.

So, what's so special about it, you might ask? For starter's, it's salty, tangy, and creamy - not exactly the healthiest of dressings, but it sure makes for a tasty salad that you'll want to go back for seconds. Pile on the veggies because this dressing makes it all taste like it's not even good for you! My family loves this dressing (it even gets compliments). I tried to get it to taste as close to what I remember, so you can also adjust it to your liking if it's not spot on like the real deal (but I believe it's pretty close). Hope you enjoy it!

Guam Sakura Style Japanese Salad

Guam Sakura Style Japanese Salad Dressing

Servings: 3-4

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 0 mins

Total time: 5 mins


  • 1/4 cup mayonaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp low sodium soy sauce


  1. Mix all ingredients until combined.


  • I only had red wine vinegar available, but you may use regular vinegar or rice wine vinegar instead.
  • For a completely smooth consistency, you can blend it in a blender.
  • To control the saltiness or tanginess, adjust the soy sauce and/or vinegar as desired.
  • You may use regular soy sauce, but you may have to adjust the amount due to the higher salt content.

If you end up getting addicted to this dressing, you can thank me later! At least it will help you get more greens in your diet, and that is always a good thing, right? 

Let me know in the comments what other recipes you would like for me to share. Are there any restaurant-style foods that you miss from back home? I'd love to hear from you!

xo stina