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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce With Honey

This homemade teriyaki sauce with honey is a simple DIY recipe, a game-changer sauce you can make from scratch. Once you make this teriyaki sauce recipe at home, there will be no going back to store-bought. It is that good, simple and delicious! This recipe is sugar-free as it contains honey and no need to add cornstarch as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 2 cup
Calories 301 kcal


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup Mirin
  • cup Japanese rice vinegar
  • cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced


  • To a small saucepan, combine soy sauce, mirin, rice vinegar, honey, ginger, garlic, and stir to combine.
  • Place it on medium-low heat and bring to a boil for 5-10 minutes. If you used sugar instead of honey, make sure to stir it until the sugar dissolves before you let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove it from the heat and leave to cool slightly before pouring it into a jar. You can also use the sauce immediately as well. The sauce will thicken as it cools down.


How to use Teriyaki sauce
Homemade teriyaki sauce is perfect for everything. It makes a perfect glaze on salmon, shrimp, pork, chicken, vegetables, tofu, tempeh, and more. You can also use it as stir fry sauce, depending on how saucy you want it. I use one part teriyaki sauce, ½ part water, and then thicken with cornstarch.
PS: if using as a marinade, do keep an eye on it as the honey and sugar in the mirin can make the meat or vegetable burn quickly.
How to store
Store it in the fridge for up to 1 week or longer if you omit garlic and ginger.


Calories: 301kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3694mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 61gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 2mg

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