Thanks very much. Hope this makes sense. Did you use firm tofu or the soft one? Visit. Yes, but if you prefer less sweet, add sugar one Tbsp. Thanks so much for trying my recipe! You mention in the notes that the sake can be substituted for Chinese rice wine. Hi! Hope this helps! We don’t really make “Teriyaki Sauce” like this and keep in a jar in Japan (we could), because we want to adjust the flavor of dishes differently. Mar 24, 2020 - Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, this pan-fried Teriyaki Tofu is incredibly flavorful! I absolutely love this recipe, thank you for sharing. Sorry, i’m confused! It makes the sauce for Unagi (which is why we call Unagi Sauce), and sauce for meat etc (Teriyaki style), or seasoning for simmered dishes. Teriyaki Pork Donburi 豚の照り焼き丼 • Just One Cookbook Teriyaki Pork Donburi 豚の照り焼き丼 Feb 9, 2018 – Being a mom and running a Japanese recipe website full time, I too find myself struggling to pull it all together. Yes, the Japanese pregnant women use sake and mirin in daily cooking. Yet, it’s very rare to see “spicy” food even at Japanese restaurants. at a time to get your favorite sweetness. I’m glad you like the recipe! 😀, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! This recipe is great and I have created it as well as used it, however I am curious. Everyone has different stove/heat and reduction time will vary. Thank you for your thorough explanation, Nami! Sear chicken breasts or thighs in a hot skillet for a … Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low. The best substitute for sake would be Chinese rice wine or dry sherry. My family was very happy. Can I add a little Cayenne to the sauce to add a little kick to it and if yes what is the amount u recommend? Adjust the amount of each condiment/ingredient according to what you are going to use teriyaki sauce for. Thanks for noticing my typo. Yakitori is a dish name, yaki (grill) and tori (chicken), which specifically name for grilled chicken skewers. 🙂 This looks great — thanks. Hi Jill! If you see in my video, I show the consistency. Hi Bernie! What kind of soy sauce do you use? An easy game day appetizer: Minimal … Sorry to sound a bit thick but tried making the sauce with equal parts and it doesnt taste right so not sure what im doing wrong. Kikkoman is a company and they sell regular soy sauce, Usukuchi soy sauce, and Amakuchi soy sauce etc. 🙂, could you pls tell me, how much ginger and garlic i can add, Hi Jakir! Unlike Chinese dark soy sauce and light soy sauce that texture and flavor are different, Japanese have regular soy sauce. Hi Gil! It's also great for bento menu! There is non-alcoholic mirin here (See #4):, Hi Margate! Great recipe for Vickys 'No Ketchup' Sticky Teriyaki BBQ Sauce, GF DF EF SF NF. GO GIFU. Add sake and mirin. 🙂 Thank you for checking my recipe! And thank you for explaining to your non-Japanese audience that teriyaki sauce in Japan isn’t thick and gloppy! so a substitute like water is not exactly same, but that’s the best non-alcoholic sub I can find… do not use vinegar, although some website may suggests. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy this teriyaki sauce! Thank you for the feedback! Hi Constantine! But you may use Firm tofu as well. 🙂. It will be your go-to sauce for everything! This recipe is more like “typical” Japanese taste. Pinterest. How long will this teriyaki sauce keep in the refrigerator. May 17, 2020 - Soft and juicy chicken meatballs made with ground chicken, tofu, sweet bell peppers and tossed in teriyaki sauce. xo. Have fun exploring the 700+ classic & modern Japanese recipes I share with step-by-step photos and How-To YouTube videos. Hi Rosalee! Please adjust the amount as sweetness probably varies. Hi Lorn! Sweet, savory, and versatile, it will be your go-to sauce for chicken, salmon, tofu, pork, or even meatballs! Please feel free to adjust the sweetness as you like, but remember that soy sauce is salty and needs some sweetness to balance it out. I’m so sorry for the confusion. Hi HY! Only 4 ingredients needed! It actually is a way to describe a cooking method. Thanks!! First question – did you replace mirin with sugar? If I substitute the sake for cooking sake, would it be an equal substitution? You can also pour additional Teriyaki Sauce on the finish dish. 🙂. The wonderful thing about teriyaki sauce is its versatility. I tried it and it is delicious! Hope you enjoy homemade version! Regukar IR sweet? 1 cup teriyaki sauce . Used 4 tablespoons soy sauce, Mirrin and Sake and then 2 tablespoons of castor sugar. I’m so happy to hear you like my recipes! This Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry is the perfect weeknight meal that is quick and easy to make, full of fresh veggies and tossed together in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce! Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, a pinch of sugar or honey, sesame oil, chopped green onions, chopped garlic and toasted sesame seeds, you’d have a marvelous sauce for the pan-fried tofu. We do not use cornstarch or honey, like other non-Japanese versions. Pour the Teriyaki Sauce and coat with the tofu. sugar. If you like the sauce to be thicker, then you can add. I just want to make sure about the sugar that used as a substitute of mirin. It’s not the sauce we refer to, but rather how the food is prepared. Then I tried to heat it up again and add more soy sauce and water because it tasted too overpowering the first time, and the sauce lost its sweetness. See more ideas about teriyaki, recipes, teriyaki recipe. I made a large batch and froze in 1-cup containers so I can just pull some out when I need it. 🙂 Hope it’s clear…. Hey when i try to make teriyaki with equal parts Sake (Gekkeikan), Mirin, Soy Sauce and sugar to liking it comes out bitter every time!!! In the US, the “Teriyaki Sauce” has that specific taste that’s well known, but in Japan, this combination of condiments are used in fish, grilled food, nimono, and so many things and it’s not one single taste (due to different ratios). Design by. So you can’t properly sear food as you would worry about marinate getting burnt. Hi Bop! Hi Steve! In Japan, we don’t marinade with sauce for a long time as it can be too salty and lose the flavor of the ingredients, so we marinate about 30 to 60 mins at most. This combination is for almost all Japanese dishes. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I too have been on a quest for the perfect teriyaki sauce! Hi Jenny! May 9, 2014 - Soft and juicy chicken meatballs made with ground chicken, tofu, sweet bell peppers and tossed in teriyaki sauce. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! When this happens, the sauce is ready to use. Hi Rachel! I boiled the ingredients together in a saucepan then once boiling added the Sake. The salmon turned out perfectly as did the chicken thighs. 4. Hi Darcy! Hi Jasmine! This is heaven. Hi Neal! Hope this helps. This is my first time trying an authentic teriyaki sauce, and I’m kinda confused 😂. 🙂. It’s like one of those localized dishes that became so famous overseas that people think it’s actually from the original culture, like how orange chicken is attributed to China in the US. If love to try that some day! Hi Chelsea, Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Hope you enjoy! If you don’t have sake or can’t drink sake: 4 Tbsp. The sugar needs to be melted and saicr will be thicken as a sign. Your email address will not be published. So happy to hear your family like it. Have a nice day. I did tried the recipe and did as you said and it becomes hit in my husband request this every weekend lol. Is not the teriyaki sauce ingredients relatively similar to mentsuyu soup base except with the addition of sugar and the reduction of the teriyaki sauce (I understand that your mentsuyu also contains katsuobushi.) This is a great recipe thanks! Transfer the meat to a … According to my friend Nami at Just One Cookbook, teriyaki … he loves the sauce and we all love the sauce!thank you so much for the recipe. I have never liked the thick texture of storebought sauce, and now that I have this recipe, I won’t need to buy it again. It will be your go-to sauce for everything! 1 2 cup soy sauce ((120 ml. Or add less, because of the salt? Gather all the ingredients. Hi Katy! I had leftover salmon from Christmas Eve dinner and some thawed boneless, skinless chicken thighs. The basic formula is to use equal parts of the first three ingredients, then adjust the amount of sugar to your liking. Thank you for your kind words! It is much more enjoyable if there are more spicy and (chili) hot recipes. As the sauce thickens, … Thank you so much for trying this recipe, and I’m so glad you liked it. It’s just the soy sauce gets easily burnt… so I usually recommend pouring the sauce toward the end of cooking. Love the flavors. If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Yes you can. also fantastic. Hi Nami, Thank you for the recipe. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Jan 31, 2017 - This makes for a perfect meal or snack for kids. Hi Mari! I was tired, and wanted something easy to make. Simple and elegant with the perfect glaze of homemade teriyaki sauce. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks. It’s up to your preference on how spicy you like. 🙂, Hi Nami, i’m Felix from Colombia, love you page i have a doubt, what is the diference between teriyaki and unagi sauce. Teriyaki Tofu 照り焼き豆腐. Hope that helps! 🙂. Is this right? so in total since i will not use miring, the sugar that i will use is 5 tablespoon?or the 2 tablespoon sugar is a brown sugar? 🙂 I’ve never tried using erythritol before. Would you have to use less of it, or can you use the same amount? Juicy and tender chicken glazed in a flavorful homemade sauce, this classic Chicken Teriyaki prepared in the authentic Japanese cooking method will be on your dinner routine. But, if you cannot take alcohol, you can substitute with water. Hi Vivi! Once I added the teriyaki sauce, it thickened up beautifully. Learn how to make delicious and easy homemade teriyaki sauce with this authentic Japanese method. 🙂. If you plan to keep this for a longer time, do not add water (as we didn’t add in the recipe). 🙂, Hi Nami…thank you for the took awhile for me to back to you..had been busy with a lot of papers and works! 🙂. I made the sauce tonight and let it cool off while I prepared some sliced chicken thighs and a bunch of veggies to stir-fry. Can i use any other wine as substitute to sake and add sherry or chinese rice wine ? It’s a very good substitute and blends well with umami flavors. I will also try it with honey instead of sugar. Mar 28, 2020 - Delicious Teriyaki recipes, including authentic Teriyaki chicken, teriyaki sauce, teriyaki salmon etc on So happy to hear you enjoy this recipe! Thank you so much for this recipe. 🙂, Thanks for share this wonderful method for teriyaki sauce so if their is no have sake so what can i do please thanks. Love this recipe. Yes, as the sauce cool down, moisture continues to evaporate and it gets thicken. Stir fry with teriyaki sauce – Add this teriyaki sauce to the stir fry a couple of minutes before your stir fry has finished cooking like in this Low Carb Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry. mirin –> 2 Tbsp. Put the teriyaki sauce back in the saucepan and add a bit of sake and let it evaporate completely and loosen up. And how long can i keep it?? You can use corn starch (same amount). Yay, so happy to hear your brother-in-law enjoyed it! Only 4 ingredients needed. Teriyaki Sauce When it comes to this sauce, I am using references from Just One Cookbook, who has a great deal of information about Japanese food and culture. We hope this helps! Love your recipes! Total of sugar will be 3.5 Tbsp. 🙂. Just wondering, if I make this and store in the fridge will it keep for a few months? Let me know if I wasn’t clear. This sauce is translated to “Yakitori sauce”, made from soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sometimes sugar, and other ingredients such as green onions, ginger, whatever people want to add. ©2021 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. I’m not sure when you were last in Japan but, contrary to your “Fun Fact” statement, Japanese supermarkets DO carry bottled teriyaki sauce….and with variations of teriyaki sauce designed to go with various types of food….low-salt teriyaki sauce, low-calorie teriyaki sauce, etc. The antidote to typical refined restaurant fare, this hearty comfort food has become popular in the US as street food and in ramen bars. Only 4 ingredients needed. Would it be possible to use sugar substitute to those who are watching their weight….. instead of sugar? If you prefer thick Teriyaki Sauce, combine your corn starch and water and whisk in a small bowl. You can add them if you like and in Japan we sometimes add them too as a variation of teriyaki sauce. I flambe’d the alcohol off in the sake and mirin prior to adding the rest of the ingredients (added ginger and garlic). 🙂. Mar 3, 2018 - Classic Chicken Teriyaki prepared in the authentic Japanese cooking method. Yellowtail Teriyaki, or Buri no Teriyaki ぶりの照り焼き, is a classic fish dish in Japan. Hi Nami Wish you and your family a nice weekend Wanted to mention that the new layout is very nice. Hi David! 🙂. Aww… We are so happy to hear that this is the best one!☺️ Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback. Try adding sake first. But I also want to mention this is not like American teriyaki sauce flavors which is completely different from authentic sauce (just have to make sure you are not aiming for the same flavors…) Hope this helps, and let me know how I can help you. Serve the delicious salmon with fluffy rice, miso soup and a side of grilled asparagus for a healthy dinner! 🙂, You must be complimented on your website. I tried the mirin version last week and it was a Favourite. Hope you enjoy this recipe! Hi Ritu! My 10 year old son sends his thanks too! 🙂. My mother showed me how to make her teriyaki sauce when I went off to college so I could cook for myself (she also gave me a very small “National” rice cooker, which shows how long ago I went to college! Sake is very important in Japanese cooking, so I’d highly recommend to use. Adding corn starch is really optional. I think because the ingredient gets salty and we do care about the flavor of the ingredients in our cooking. This teriyaki salmon is an easy, meal-in one that will have everyone licking their plates! What you need to watch out is the sake/mirin usage in NON-COOKING recipes…. Add 1 Tbsp sake and cover to cook for 3 minutes. I’m so glad you tried this recipe. You don’t have to, but classic teriyaki sauce requires mirin to be included, so soy sauce, sake, mirin. 😀, Hi Nami. But I guess you can do that. Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select. Whisk into the pan and then bring to a light simmer. Ingredients. Hi Cristina! mirin –> 4 Tbsp. Please advise as my son adores teriyaki and has been bugging me to cook it for him! I usually use one of these 3 brands: 🙂. You can opt to skip the stovetop and make the sauce in the microwave. Hi! Combine! From Chicken Teriyaki, homemade sauce to Teriyaki Tofu, you’ll love them all. So glad to hear you enjoyed Suykiyaki. We don’t really have “chicken stock” in Japan except for granule kind (no liquid chicken stock) so we rarely use “chicken stock” unless it’s chinese dish (in fact, we call chicken stock Chuka Dashi / Chinese dashi). A must-keep Teriyaki Salmon recipe with an authentic Japanese homemade teriyaki sauce. So happy to hear you liked the sauce. I am so confused.. the first time i made it the turn out was perfect. I'm not really a ketchup fan and I like the base of this sauce better than the kids favourite BBQ sauces loved the humor and the teaching English as well. Then set aside. Tried this recipe out and it taste almost like the one I’d have at Edo Japan in food courts but not as thick. Sanma Shioyaki (Salt-Grilled Pacific Saury) さんま塩焼き, Grilled Miso Chicken 鶏の味噌漬け焼き, 7 Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway (Closed) & Thank You, Chicken Karaage with Sweet Chili Sauce スイートチリソースの唐揚げ,,,,, If you can take alcohol: Use ½ cup dry sherry or Chinese rice wine, If you can't take alcohol: Use ½ cup water, If you have sake: ¼ cup sake + ¼ cup water + 3 Tbsp sugar, If you don't have sake: ½ cup water + 3 Tbsp sugar. Hi Rob! How long does it stay fresh in the frig? I used Doragon Sake, Mirrin and Amoy Soy Sauce. Jan 22, 2018 - Learn how to make easy homemade teriyaki sauce with authentic Japanese method! Ingredients. 🙂. ^^. Thank you. Yes, up to a week at most. Please try following my recipe (maybe watch video together) as it works every time and I’ve tested many times before I share my recipe on my blog. Hi Nami, How long can you keep the teriyaki sauce in the frig? In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients. I would like to try that at home. Hope I answered your question. This sauve is amazing and I have made it multipe times! ©2021 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes. I like your oil because you can control the heat. Design by, Orange Teriyaki Chicken Wings 鶏手羽のオレンジ照り焼き, 17 Teriyaki Recipes You Must Make at Home. Thank you for your kind feedback. I used an AGED balsamic vinegar as a mirin substitute. I hope it’s not too much trouble. Lightly coat the chicken with all-purpose flour. Since we boiled it prior I’m guessing we wouldn’t have to wait longer for it to reduce. Normally in Japan, Teriyaki Sauce is thin but American Teriyaki Sauce is always thick. Hi Kirk! I marinated extra firm tofu in the sauce, grilled it to get a crust, then brushed on more sauce and served it over rice 🙂 My vegetarian brother in law loved it! I have a huge bottle of mirin and don’t know how to use it. The one question I have is what brand and kind of Sake can I use without spending a lot of money and not buying cooking sake which has salt in it ? Enjoy your day. Because no matter you add sweet ingredients later, sweetness doesn’t come back. ok thanks Nami. I assume that’s why teriyaki no tare is not something everyone has in their fridge? Therefore, a lot of Japanese recipes won’t say “teriyaki” even with the same ingredients. Hi Dain! Do I have to add sugar for Teriyaki sauce? They think most people still make teriyaki-style food with soy sauce, mirin, sake because it’s easy and the condiments are used for the majority of Japanese food. It’s like one of those localized dishes that became so famous overseas that people think it’s actually from the original culture, like how orange chicken is attributed to China in the US. 🙂 Most recipes that require marinating in Japan is 30 minutes. I will cook the chicken tomorrow if God will. Aug 2, 2019 - Learn how to make easy homemade teriyaki sauce with authentic Japanese method! Teriyaki Sauce from Just One Cookbook. Did you cook in the frying pan with the food still inside or you just mix in the mixing bowl and taste it? 😊, Hi Stacie! Bring the mixture to a boil and continuously stir the sauce until sugar is dissolved. Hi Ursula! But it’s just regional flavor. I’m wondering if the alcohol in the same evaporates while cooking?! When you finish making teriyaki dish, I’d sprinkle it on top. Very helpfull and also very good explain all the recipes for ‘europeans or non japan people’ ✌🏻️☺️☺️ I have a question what is the different between TERIYAKI and YAKITORI sauce? I use the soy sauce shown in the second picture. While cooling, the sauce continues to evaporate and it will thicken. Once nicely brown, flip the salmon. Here you add soy sauce and water later – there is a balance between sweet and savory, and you can’t add just soy sauce here. It will be your go-to sauce for everything! The best way to look for a specific recipe or ingredient? You can use it as a marinade or a glaze, and make many of your favorite family dishes like teriyaki chicken, teriyaki salmon to beef teriyaki. Thanks so much for reading my blog! You sneak a little taste – the SMOKY, rich taste hits your tongue and you know you’re on to a winner. Is Chinese rice wine the same thing as mirin? Hi Liv! You can learn more about Sake in this post: This is my go to recipe for teriyaki sauce! At the end of it all I spoon about 1-2 Tbsp of the sauce and did a final fry of all the ingredients and it turned out REALLY good. Find your beloved teriyaki recipes using the authentic Japanese method here. The easiest way? Will have to go shoppong! It sounds like yours got caramelized. So which portion is correct? Assuming you use the right ingredients (Japanese soy sauce, right kind of sake – not like “nigori sake” etc, mirin, and maybe sugar), how did you make the sauce? Ingredients. However, I understand your situation and here’s my suggestion. Thanks for sharing. It’s been updated with a new video, images, and content in January 2018. Most house has just regular Koikuchi soy sauce and in Japanese recipes, that’s the standard soy sauce. That way, the flavor of sesame seeds won’t be covered by the teriyaki sauce (or diluted, in a way)…. So happy to hear you and your family liked this teriyaki sauce recipe! I don’t think the issue is from Chinese rice wine and Chinese soy sauce. Adjust the ratio of ingredients each time you make a teriyaki recipe. I have never used light soy sauce… are they similar to one you dip gyoza etc? Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! I love making sauces and anything humanly possible from scratch to avoid preservatives and unecessary ingredients, so I wanted the most authentic way to make it and I think I found it Thank you!!! Hi, I feel like I’m on a quest to create a Teriyaki sauce. Hi! I use regular drinking sake (inexpensive, about $8-10 for a big bottle) that I mentioned here: I discovered that a “basic” teriyaki sauce is just sugar water, soy sauce, and a thickening agent (usually Corn Starch). 🙂. Teriyaki chicken with steamed broccoli – One of my favourite slow cooker meals. It takes only 4 simple ingredients, and you’ll get the most delicious sauce that goes well with everything! Then add sugar or sweetner before soy sauce. Hmmm depends on how much protein you use, but for 1 serving of the protein, probably about 2 Tbsp. Yes. Thank you ???? Hi Terry! Bitter, not salty? I make this sauce often and I think you probably didn’t go reduce enough (if you follow my timing only). We have been eating a lot of Japanese inspired food. Bring mirin to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Yes, alcohol will evaporate while cooking so it’s safe for kids, too. Nami used Medium-Firm tofu. Cook, 7-10 minutes until cooked through and well browned. Yes much better than store bought and healthier. And yes, there are “a few” brands like Ebara that make teriyaki sauce (in fact, you can google in Japanese and you will find only a couple unique house brands carrying teriyaki no tare). Hi Nami! Season with black pepper and drizzle with ¼ teaspoon of sesame oil and teriyaki glaze and toss to coat. 🙂. It’s syrupy, but still more like liquid right? Bring the Teriyaki Sauce to a boil in a frying pan to evaporate the alcohol (sake) for 15 seconds. sake + 2 Tbsp. If you don’t have sake at home, you can use Chinese rice wine or dry sherry, which are closer (but it’s not the same… :)). Can I use this teriyaki sauce as a marinade? Hi Junny! Explore. Teriyaki Madness is giving customers a whole new way to keep warm this winter: Mad Sauce, a sneaky-spicy new flavor ready to bring the heat and take taste buds on a journey of spicy-sweet surprises. No problem. Please read this post:, Hi, thank you for this recipe! I use chinese soy sauce so not sure whether i should use the dark soy sauce (mainly used for color) or the light soy sauce (salty)? 🙂. Mentsuyu always have dashi in it, and it’s considered more like soup or dipping sauce rather than “sauce” over something. I’m not too far “off” from life in Japan as I still go shopping and cook while I’m in Japan. Is the same ‘sauce’ (i know teriyaki isnt a sauce) when we are saying ‘teriyaki sauce’ or ‘yakitori sauce’? To make Teriyaki sauce, all you need is 4 most essential Japanese pantry: soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar. HI Nadeem! I’d say Ryorishu 料理酒 – cooking sake. Hi Melanie! Hi JK! First of all, if you aren’t aware, Teriyaki (照り焼き) in Japanese actually describes a cooking method. Log in. Without it, it can last longer.:). delicious !! Hi Nami, thank you so much for the recipe! Oh. Glad yours came out well and thank you again! I am terribly sorry that I couldn’t respond sooner…. I also realized that the sauce can use used in many recipes and not only with teriyaki. Thank you so much for your kind feedback, Y B! 3. Should I then put a bit of oil on meat once I take it out of the marinade given it has no oil in it >. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. I was wondering: can I use this sauce as a marinade? 😉. I might want to make a larger amount to safe some time 🙂 Greetings from Germany, Hi Helen! Have this formula memorized: 2 Tbsp soy sauce : 2 Tbsp sake : 2 Tbsp mirin: 1 Tbsp sugar. I was bothered by the taste and texture of the sauce when I first encountered teriyaki sauce here. Hi Nami, I like to know how long I can keep the can of teriyaki sauce in the refrigerator, thank you. Thank you so much for your kind comment. This is the one I like the best. It is a sweet yet slightly tart vinegar and the flavor came out well for what I was making. Where did you hear the word? Homemade teriyaki sauce is healthier than store-bought ones since it does not contain any additives. 🙂. Japanese don’t have dark or light soy sauce like Chinese soy sauce. That’s correct. So for this dish, you usually have salt seasoning option or “tare (pronounce ta re)”. Try to understand why it’s “bitter”. Best of all, the teriyaki sauce can be whisked up in minutes and doubles … 🙂 Happy Holidays!! Cook on simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Thank you so much for trying my dessert recipes! Taste it once cooled down and it seems to be bitter every time im so lost 🙁. Sure! And “teriyaki sauce” is different from “yakitori sauce”. And you’re correct, don’t miss the sugar for the teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki chicken, Chinese style. 🙂 Hope you enjoy! So I changed this recipe’s substitution as well following to my rule. The sauce will thicken as it cools. I could leave the house with 10 students at home and come back in a couple hours and the house would be neater than when I left. I used to buy Kikkoman Teriyaki sauce. This version of Teriyaki is better than the first. Since the meaning of ‘teriyaki’ has been deviated by simply referring to a Japanese sauce outside of Japan, I’d just refer it as a sauce in this post. Thank you so much for sharing. Marinade the beef in the soy sauce and black pepper. My teriyaki sauce is not thickening? I love your recipes. Sake and mirin are very essential condiments in Japanese cooking (mentioned here: and to make it authentic flavors I always use them in my recipes. In a future post could you also expand on the myriad of ways the mentsuyu base could be used other than the a cold noodle dipping sauce.