Yakitori sauce

This sauce is wonderful. I now always have a bottle of home made yakitori sauce in my fridge to add it whenever it’s needed.

I will write a “Lazy Yakitori” recipe that use it. 😉

It is extremely easy to do but takes a little bit of time.


  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 cup of mirin
  • 1/2 cup of sake
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar *
  • 2 green onions (only the green part)

* Concerning the sugar, I like this sauce on the sweet side, but obviously adjust it to your taste. 😉

  1. Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring it to a boil on high heat.
  2. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat until having a gentle simmer.
  3. Let it simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until it reduce by half.
  4. When it is reduced enough remove from heat, remove the green onions and let it cool down.

I generally pour it in an empty soy sauce bottle when it’s cool.

Enjoy! 😉


Teriyaki chicken

Chicken teryiaki

It is perfect with noodles and veggies or rice.

Ingredients for two:

  • 400 gr of chicken breast
  • 150 ml of low salt soy sauce
  • 50 ml of honey
  • 50 ml of sake or mirin
  • Garlic
  • One table spoon of ginger powder or grated ginger
  • Salt, pepper

  1. If your chicken breasts are too thick, you can slice it in two or use a rolling pin to flatten it. A thickness of one centimeter is perfect.
  2. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, sake or mirin, crushed garlic and the ginger. You can warm it up to help the honey to dissolve.
  3. Put salt and pepper on the chicken.
  4. In a pan, warm up some oil. When the oil is hot, put the chicken in the pan.
  5. When the chicken is golden brown, reduce the heat by half and add the sauce.
  6. Simmer it for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  7. Take the chicken out of the pan and let the sauce thicken a little bit more.
  8. Cut the chicken in half of a centimeter slices and put some sauce on top. You can top it with some sliced spring onion.

Bon appétit!