Japanese Restaurant-Style Teriyaki Sauce

Japanese Restaurant-Style Teriyaki Sauce

This easy homemade Japanese teriyaki sauce recipe is sweet and savory. It's perfect for use with chicken, beef, seafood, or other Asian dishes.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. Add more sugar, if desired.
  3. Step 3

    If you are using the optional fresh gingerroot and/or garlic, slice or chop the ginger and garlic and add it to the other ingredients. Over medium-high, heat skillet while stirring the mixture well.
  4. Step 4

    Lower heat to medium and bring sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat to low. Simmer sauce for a few minutes until it reduces slightly.
  5. Step 5

    Remove pan from heat and allow teriyaki sauce to cool.
  6. Step 6

    If you added gingerroot or garlic to the sauce, strain the sauce to remove the ginger and garlic pieces using a strainer.