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
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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

How to Make Yakiniku Sauce - Japanese BBQ Sauce


  • 1Add sake, mirin, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, miso, katsuobushi, and simmer for 1 ½ minutes.
  • 2Strain the sauce.
  • 3Add the sesame seeds and grated apple.
  • 4Let the sauce sit for half day or overnight in the refrigerator to let the flavor mix well together.

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About Yakiniku Sauce - Japanese BBQ Sauce

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

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