How to Make Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki sauce is one of the most delicious sauces which are mostly served in Japanese restaurants. This sauce is quite costly should you buy it from the market, but you can easily make it at your home by using few ingredients.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min
Yield: 4 to 6 bowls
Utensils: Large mixing bowl, cutting board, sharp knife, airtight container, saucepan, spoons, fork, whisk, spatula and grater.

Japanese sweet rice wine: 2/3 cup
Soy sauce: 1 cup
Granulated sugar: 1/3 cup
Rice vinegar: 4 1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil: 1 teaspoon
Garlic cloves: 6 to 7
Fresh ginger root: 1 tablespoon
Black pepper: (as you prefer)
Red pepper flakes: (as you prefer)
Honey: 1 cup
Dry white wine, rice wine or Japanese saki: 1 cup
Juice of two fresh oranges (optional)


  • 1

    Pour the Japanese sweet rice wine in the saucepan. Then, place the saucepan on a medium heat stove and cook it for around 10 to 12 minutes.

  • 2

    Add soy sauce and granulated sugar in the saucepan and stir them with the spatula. After that, you have to add rice vinegar and sesame oil. Make sure every ingredient is mixed well before taking any step further.

  • 3

    Take the garlic cloves, mince them properly, and add them in the saucepan. Then add the fresh poppy seed and stir the mixture gradually.

  • 4

    If you want to make your sauce spicy, you can add a dash of black pepper or red pepper flakes. Cook the sauce for around 5 more minutes.

  • 5

    Take the airtight container and put the teriyaki sauce into it. Place the container in the refrigerator until it gets cooler and ready to use.

  • 6

    You can also make the teriyaki sauce without boiling it on the stove. Just add a cup of honey in a large mixing bowl. Add the soy sauce, Japanese saki or rice wine and the dry white wine in the bowl.

    Mix all the ingredients well. After that, add fresh ginger into the honey mixture. You can also add the juice of fresh oranges in the mixture to make it tastier.

    Take a spoon and mix all the ingredients again. Then, place the sauce in the freezer; it will be ready to use after a week.

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