Homemade Teriyaki Sauce


-½ cup tamari

– ½ cup water

– ⅓cup sugar

– 1 tbsp maple syrup

– ½tsp minced garlic

– ½tsp minced ginger

– 1tbsp cornstarch
– 2tbsp water


1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add in soy sauce, water, & maple. Start with 1/4 cup tamari & adjust as you go along. Leave to simmer over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Add in the garlic & ginger. Keep mixing until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Taste the sauce & add more of the tamari, if needed. You can also add more maple & adjust depending on your desired sweetness.

3. If you’d like to use this sauce as a glaze, prepare the cornstarch slurry by mixing the cornstarch & water. While mixing, pour the mixture into the teriyaki sauce and mix until it thickens. Once it thickens, taste the sauce, adjusting the seasonings accordingly. Turn off the heat. It’ll continue to thicken as it cools.

4. Before storing in a jar/bottle/container let cool completely. Enjoy your teriyaki sauce/glaze sauce by pairing it with your favourite foods, like a sauce for noodles, fried rice, or as a delicious marinade—it’s totally up to you!