Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Teriyaki Sauce is a sweet/salty Soy Sauce blend which originates from Japan but also has an american adaptation. Traditionally, Teriyaki is Japanese cooking technique in which foods are either grilled or broiled, after being marinated in a soy sauce based sauce.
Teriyaki sauce is perfect as a marinade for meats and poultry, for Stir fry recipes and also as a dipping sauce. Teriyaki sauce is a bit similar to Oyster sauce and this is owing to the sweetness of the sauce.

I decided to post a recipe for Teriyaki sauce because I tend to use it a lot for Stir fry and also to roast meats and poultry. I realise that some people may have problems sourcing it so I thought to share this easy recipe to fix this problem before hand. I will be posting some Teriyaki based recipes really soon.

homeemade teriyaki sauce


120ml Soy Sauce

250ml Water

2 Tablespoons Honey

1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger or 1.5 Teaspoon Minced Ginger

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder or 1.5 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

4 Heaped Tablespoons Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Cornflour/ Corn Starch

70ml Water


Mix the first 7 ingredients thoroughly and transfer into a sauce pan. Place on a hob medium heat…


Dissolve the Cornflour/Cornstarch in the 70ml water, making sure there are no clumps..


When the mixture in the pan begins to heat up, add the Cornflour mix into it. Stir and combine thoroughly..


Mix until the sauce thickens to your preferred consistency, then take it off the heat to stop it thickening any further.

homemade teriyaki sauce

You may wish to add a bit of water to the Teriyaki sauce it it ends up too thick for you. I prefer mine quite thick..

And it’s ready. Use as desired.

homemade teriyaki sauce

homemade teriyaki sauce

Don’t forget to come back with a feedback when you’ve had a chance to replicate this easy Teriyaki sauce recipe. See you soon!

5 thoughts on “Homemade Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

  1. Hi dear, Pls how do we preserve this sauce. I am hooked on all your recipes. My husband is amazed at my new cooking hobby , thanks to the Greatest Chef and food blogger.

    • Hi, it’s explained in the recipe, it can be used for marinating meats and chicken, also for roasting same. You can also use it for stir fry recipes and as a dip…

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