25 yrs ago I worked for a caterer named Helen, who made all her sauces and food from scratch. I always loved comming into the shop when she was making teriyaki sauce. The aroma would make me start salivating...it smelled so heavenly. I recently reconnected with her on Facebook and asked if she still had the recipe. She has since misplaced it so I had to do an online search for one that had the same wonderful ingredients. Those included saki, fresh ginger, garlic etc. I found one in All Recipes and tweeked it to my tastes. I must say it is pretty close to Helen's recipe. yummm!
Mix all ingredients together in saucepan. Bring to a slow boil over medium high heat. Stir in cornstarch and cook until thickened. Use as a marinade or glaze for kabobs, chicken, steak, fish, etc. Enjoy!
Note: I made 4 times this recipe as I was making it for a party. My new electric mini chopper made fast work of the ginger and garlic prep. And yes, my whole house smells wonderful and my mouth is watering. yummm