Teriyaki Sauce

the traditional Japanese recipe.

// vegan // 15min // needs asian ingredients





  1. put a saucepan on medium heat.
  2. combine equal parts soy sauce, sake, and mirin in the pan.
  3. add a generous amount of sugar.
  4. cook until sauce thickens into the consistency of maple syrup, stirring frequently.
  5. clean the pan immediately. If you can’t, soak it in hot water to dissolve the sugar.


  1. If you don’t have sake, substitute it for more mirin and add less sugar.
  2. If you don’t have mirin either, it’s just going to taste like sweet soy sauce. I recommend buying bottled teriyaki sauce instead.
  3. The sauce will thicken as it cools, so it’s fine to leave it on the runnier side and let it sit for a bit.