Yakiniku Tare, Japanese Grilled Meat Sauce

Yakiniku Tare  Japanese Grilled Meat Sauce

Let me tell you a bit of a saucy story! 

Many years ago I met this kind and beautiful Japanese girl named Aya.  She would later become my wife. But that’s a story for another time. What did you think I was going to tell you about my love life? This is not that type of saucy story. 😂😂😂

Aya introduced me to many Japanese ingredients and flavors. One of these things was a Japanese dipping sauce called ‘Yakiniku tare’. I still remember the first time I tried it. I was blown away with how good it tasted. We would go to the Japanese mart and buy this sauce, but it was very expensive. It would cost from $6 -$10 for a tiny little bottle. I really loved this sauce, but I couldn’t afford to keep shelling out that much cash each time, especially with the amount of it I would use in one sitting. So I made my own version and now I use as much as I want!


The Shopping List

1/4 cup  Sake

1/4 cup Mirin

1/3 cup Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar

1/3 cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Ground Dried Chilli (optional if you like spicy)

1 Teaspoon Grated Garlic

1 Teaspoon Grated Ginger

1 Cheek of a Nashi Pear Grated

1 Tablespoon Toasted White Sesame Seeds


Ok lets make some sauce!

In a small saucepan add the sugar, sake, mirin, vinegar and soy sauce.
Simmer over a medium heat to all the sugar has dissolved and flavours have come together.
(About 3 minutes)
Add the grated garlic and ginger and stir well to combine.
Turn off the heat and add the toasted sesame seeds.
Leave to cool.
Now add the chilli (if using), and grate in the nashi pear.
Pour into a jar and refrigerate to let the flavours become best of friends.
For best results leave overnight.

Now it’s ready to serve and enjoy!!

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  1. Sam Reply

    Nice. Will have to try this sometime. #textbooksauces

    • Thanks, pleas give it ago and then invite me over for a feed 😂😂😂