When you hear terriyaki, you sometimes feel it’s one hell of a hard recipe or a time consuming dish to cook. But in my continuous daily chore to cook for the home, I made the simplest recipe for terriyaki sauce. Simple because unlike the usual recipes, they have mirin and honey included in the recipes. I used whatever ingredients in the pantry and just improvised like always.
Japan and Japanese food have been so close to the hearts of Filipinos these days and the love for Japanese food lives on and expands to newer generations. Japan seems to be a go-to place of most people now and therefore, I see so many Japanese products around being immersed into our culture which is really good and helpful to our lives (as a self-declared minimalist, just remember not to hoard since some stuff you will just store might be helpful to others). So many people have fallen in love with Japan as a country too. I have yet to see for myself in time but for now I’m not rushing to travel and see places. We’re too busy raising the kids and enjoying our time in other stuff. Our little girl is also going to school soon (emotional but really happy sniff..)
Anyways, when we eat out as a family we usually eat the stuff that are hard to cook at home (your time and money well spent. Well, that’s for us okay?) which is usually Japanese food or something not Filipino. But this time, my kitchen-adventurous self will try other international cuisine (simplified versions).
Here’s a simple terriyaki sauce which you can use as marinade or a sauce for fried chicken / pork or even make it the soup of the chicken / pork ( I cooked the raw chicken in this sauce and it turned out good too! )
- 2/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup of water
- 6-8 tablespoons of sugar (brown or white, whichever is available in your pantry)
- half of a medium or small-sized ginger, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of cornstarch
- In a pot mix soy sauce, water, sugar, and cornstarch together
- Add the ginger and bring to a boil
- Serve and Enjoy! Too easy that even kids can do this !
*** Sauce will thicken but you may add water if it becomes too thick. You may also add cornstarch to thicken it if it’s watery.
“Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art”