Yakiniku Sauce - Japanese BBQ Sauce

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This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Japan. Recipe found at website: justonecookbook.com. Recipe by Namiko Chen

It is summer and that means time to BBQ! In Japan, Japanese style BBQ is called Yakiniku (literally means grilled meat in Japanese).

For Yakiniku, bite-sized meat (usually beef and offal) and vegetables are grilled over gas/electric grill or charcoals and then dip in the sauce to eat.

Please Note: The sauce may taste too salty by itself without grilled meat. When you actually dip the meat in the sauce, the two flavors complements each o

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1/3 cup (3 - 4 servings)


5 Min


5 Min


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2 tbsp. sake
2 tbsp. mirin
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. rice vinegar
3 tbsp. soy sauce
½ tsp. miso
⅛ of an apple (i used a fuji apple)
2 tsp. roasted white sesame seeds

Directions Step-By-Step

Add sake, mirin, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso, katsuobushi, and simmer for 1 ½ minutes.
Strain the sauce.
Add the sesame seeds and grated apple.
Let the sauce sit for half day or overnight in the refrigerator to let the flavor mix well together.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids