I don't have sophisticated taste. I just like things that taste good, ya know? When it comes to dipping sauces, I've always enjoyed sweet and slightly spicy aioli that comes in burgers or with fries.
A few days ago, I was in Sam's Club looking at Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. I've bought it before to use as a dip for various foods including frozen gyoza and dumplings, but it always seemed like something was missing. Then, a petite local man who looked like he was in his 50s came up to me and said, "You know wat dat needs to be ono? Mayo!" I nodded. Had this friendly stranger revealed the secret to a yummy dipping sauce?
"Ah," I said. "Good idea."
"When you mix 'um wit mayo, you get. . .aioli." He made a slightly creepy smacking sound with his lips. I thanked him, grabbed the sauce, and backed away.
When I got home later that night, I found that he was right! I mixed the Mae Ploy sauce with some Kewpie mayo. And the result? Delicious! Sweet, tangy, and creamy. Now you can make it, too.
I'll never know who that mysterious stranger was at Sam's Club. Was he a May Ploy employee sent to hype the sauce? Or just a helpful guy who wanted to spread the word about DIY aioli? Whoever he was, I hope he knows in his aioli heart that my burgers and fries will never be the same.