Teriyaki sauce can be found quite easily in supermarkets and grocery stores, but for those who want to make their own homemade japanese sauce the steps to follow are only a few, and actually very easy. In japanese language, teriyaki (照り焼き) describes a cooking method; indeed, “teri” (照り) means luster and “yaki” (焼き) means grilled/broiled/pan-fried. So this name is not referred to the sauce itself, but rather how the food is going to be prepared. Usually, for a good teriyaki sauce, you need to combine equal parts of soy sauce, sake and mirin, adding sugar to your taste; in just a few minutes you will have a lovely sauce ready to be used, and it’s probably gonna be much better than the ones you can buy in stores.
In a sauce pan over medium heat, simmer the soy sauce, the sake, the mirin and the sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved. That’s it, very simple and quick. If you like, you can add some extras to your japanese teriyaki sauce, like ginger or garlic, but that’s completely up to you.
Green onions are perfect to garnish any teriyaki sauce based dish.