Spices: What’s in there ? Teriyaki


This is No. 7 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices.

In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific ingredients and flavor profiles in the  combination that, when put together, make up the flavoring ingredient commercially marketed as Teriyaki.

Although teriyaki is technically more a sauce than a spice we’re including it in our Spices: What’s in There ? Series because it is a combination of spice flavors and basic to our “how to make from scratch” what we need to complete our special recipes when we don’t happen to have the actual ingredient on hand.


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce ( low sodium soy OK)
1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sweet rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

Mix together in a container with a tight-fitting lid.  Shake well to combine until sugars have completely dissolved.  Store refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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