How to make your own Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce is a popular condiment known for its versatility and unique flavor. It is a simple and easy-to-make sauce that requires only a few ingredients: soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and water.

One of the best things about teriyaki sauce is its versatility. It can be used for more than just teriyaki chicken, and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes. The thinner sauce can be used as a dipping sauce for sushi rolls, a marinade for chicken or beef, or even as a flavoring agent by adding it to cooked rice or salad dressing.

Teriyaki sauce and teriyaki glaze are often used interchangeably, but they are not exactly the same. Teriyaki glaze is teriyaki sauce that has been reduced further, making it thicker and stickier. The glaze is mostly used for glazing meat or fish.

Making your own teriyaki sauce is easy and can be done in just 5-10 minutes.

Overall, teriyaki sauce is a must-try for anyone who loves Asian-inspired flavors. Its unique flavor and versatility make it a great addition to a variety of dishes, and its easy preparation and long shelf-life make it a convenient option for home cooks. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Easy homemade teriyaki sauce

This homemade Teriyaki Sauce is delicious and easy to make! You only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes to make this delicious teriyaki sauce.
Servings 400 ml
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes


  • 150ml (5 oz) Soy Sauce use naturally brewed
  • 120ml (4 oz) Mirin
  • 120ml (4 oz) Sake any kind would do
  • 40g (3.5 tbsp.) Dark Brown sugar to taste, more can be added


  • Place in a sauce pan all the ingredients
  • Place the sauce pan on low-medium heat and stir for the sugar to dissolve. Make sure it doesn't boil.
  • 2 minutes in, taste for sweetness and add more sugar if you feel that it's not sweet enough, I added an additional 40g (3.5 tbsp.) of sugar to mine
  • After 4 minutes have passed turn the heat off and transfer the sauce into a glass bottle.
  • Store in the fridge after it has cooled off.
Calories: 10kcal
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Sauce, teriyaki

Store it in the fridge after it cools off it should last for a very long time.
That’s the benefit of not using garlic and ginger, you could even store it in the pantry but better play it safe and keep it in the fridge.

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Cooked & written with ❤️ by Alex Pricop.