Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

How to make Teriyaki Kikkoman Sauce

If you’re thinking you could buy Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce in a store and save yourself some time, forget it. It is not an option. Nothing will taste as good as a homemade Teriyaki Sauce, with a flavor that will leave you speechless and a texture that you will never get with the one bought in a bottle.

Plus, making this Teriyaki Sauce from scratch only requires a handful of pantry staples and less than 15 minutes of your time. It’s so cost-effective that you’ll want to keep this recipe on hand all year long.

Here’s what you need for this standalone Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce.


(1 serving)

  • 6 ounces of sake
  • 9 ounces of mirin
  • 12 ounces soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1″ fresh ginger


This Homemade Teriyaki Kikkoman Sauce is a versatile sauce that you can use for marinating, glazing, coating, or dipping. And what makes it so special is not only its pure and fresh sweet-salty flavor, but also its texture.

It might seem that there is nothing easier than preparing a Teriyaki Sauce. However, you have to cook it carefully over medium heat to get the right syrupy texture, as close to the original as possible.

So follow these helpful tips.

Step 1:

Turn the heat to medium and add all the ingredients, except the water and cornstarch, to a small saucepan. Stir vigorously until the sugar has dissolved and the Teriyaki Sauce is evenly mixed.

Step 2:

Add the water and cornstarch to a small bowl and stir to mix. This will prevent cornstarch lumps from forming.
Next, take 3 tablespoons of the Teriyaki Sauce from the pan and add them to the cornstarch mixture. Stir to mix.

Step 3:

Once combined, add this mixture from the bowl to the saucepan, whisk and keep on the heat until the sauce thickens. Keep a close eye on the sauce as it could boil very quickly, so be prepared to lower the heat at any time. This may take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the saucepan you are using.

When it has reached the right thick texture, remove the Teriyaki Sauce from the heat and allow it to cool.

Step 4:

Once cold, pour it into a bottle or an airtight container and use it on grilled or fried vegetables and meat. It will taste like nothing you’ve ever tasted before!

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