Sauce Essentials: Asian-Style BBQ Sauce

Andy Anderson !


Working on a sauce to serve with tonkatsu (Japanese breaded fried pork), and this is what I came up with. It has tart and sweet notes that go perfectly with pork; especially pork that had been breaded and fried. Still working on the tonkatsu, but this is the sauce I will be using.

This recipe works with fried pork, but I think it would be great with chicken and/or beef.

Truth be told, there actually is a tonkatsu sauce; however, since I took liberties with this recipe, I decided to just call it Asian.

So, you ready... Let's get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1/3 c
    spicy ketchup 
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    tamari sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1/2 tsp
    hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder

How to Make Sauce Essentials: Asian-Style BBQ Sauce


  2. Here are two recipes for you that are homemade:
    This first recipe is the one I used for the spicy ketchup. This is not chili sauce, nor is it a plain ketchup, although either one would probably work.
    Sauce/Condiment Essentials: Spicy Beef/Pork Sauce

    A lot of folks like Worcestershire sauce; however, they do not like it when they find out it is made with anchovies. This recipe is anchovy free, and taste great.
    DIY Essentials: Homemade Worcestershire Sauce
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Whisk all the ingredients together, and store in a non-reactive container, in the fridge, until ready to use.
  6. Use on fried pork, chicken; even beef. Enjoy.
  7. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sauce Essentials: Asian-Style BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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