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5 from 16 votes

Basic Teriyaki Sauce

An incredibly easy recipe for a delicious and authentic Japanese basic teriyaki sauce! Only needs 4 ingredients and can be used for nearly any meat/dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: teriyaki sauce
Calories: 158kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  • Put all the ingredients into a small sauce pan.
  • Cook over medium-high heat and stir continuously until all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 5 minutes to reduce to 70 % and thicken. 
  • Remove from heat and use on whatever dish or store in a jar/container and leave in the fridge.



The ratio for all the ingredients is 2:2:2:1.  I have used tablespoons but you can adjust it to whatever you want using this ratio. (For example 1 tsp soy sauce to 1 tsp mirin, etc.)
Makes about 100ml 
You can also add sliced ginger and garlic to add more flavour. For above amount, I add a clove of garlic and about 5 g of sliced ginger. 


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 2271mg | Potassium: 76mg | Sugar: 20g | Iron: 0.9mg