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Basic Teriyaki Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 8 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sake rice wine or sherry
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger


  • Heat a saucepan.
  • Pour-in the soy sauce, water, and rice wine. Stir.
  • Gradually add the white and brown sugars. Stir.
  • Add the garlic and ginger. Stir and then cook until the liquid starts boiling.
  • Turn the heat off. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  • Let the mixture pass through a strainer to trap the garlic and ginger.
  • Let cool. Serve as a sauce or use as an ingredient to cook your favorite teriyaki dish.
  • Share and enjoy!


Serving: 4g