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Easy and authentic yakitori sauce
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Easy and authentic yakitori sauce

This recipe for yakitori sauce will not only give you a great way to enjoy the authentic taste of the food, it will also give you a hint as to how it differs from teriyaki sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Sauce, Yakitori
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup mirin
  • ¼ cup sake
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 scallion


  • Combine mirin, soy sauce, sake, water, brown sugar and the green part of a scallion and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer uncovered until the liquid is reduced by half. This will take about 30 minutes.
  • Sauce will be thick and glossy. Let cool to room temperature before using.