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Yakiniku Dipping sauce recipe
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Japanese Yakiniku dipping sauce recipe

A sweet and simple Yakiniku dipping sauce recipe for Japanese BBQ.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • Sauce pan


  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce I use low-sodium to get it a bit healthier
  • ½ tsp miso paste
  • ¼ tsp katsuobushi bonito flakes
  • medium apple grated
  • 2 tsp white sesame seeds roasted


  • Add mirin, sake, sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, miso, dried bonito flakes to a pot and simmer for about 1½ minutes.
  • Once that time has passed, strain the sauce so it’s nice and smooth.
  • Add roasted white sesame seeds and the grated apple, and you’ll be ready to start dipping yakiniku in it. However, the best way to enjoy it is to let the sauce sit for about half a day or even better overnight in the fridge so all the flavors can meld together.