Teriyaki Sauce

  • Serves

    makes 1 1/3 cups

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on January 23, 2007

This recipe for a classic teriyaki sauce came from Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art (Kodansha International, 1980) __by Shizuo Tsuji. This formula is not as sweet as the American version, but it's our favorite.


  • 7 tbsp. sake
  • 7 tsp. mirin
  • 7 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sugar


Step 1

Bring sake, mirin, soy sauce, and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Use at once, or cool, bottle, and store in the refrigerator.

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