In Japan, teriyaki refers not to a sauce, but a cooking technique wherein food is grilled or broiled with a glaze of soy sauce, mirin (a type of Japanese rice wine) and sugar. In Western cooking, teriyaki has become a catchall term for a range of soy-based sauces and marinades, which are often too thick, sticky and sickeningly sweet. From third-generation Californian Justin Gill comes an ingredient that marries his American background with a recipe from his Japanese grandmother, or bachan. Unlike grocery-store brands that include artificial preservatives or sweeteners, Bachan's Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce
uses only fresh, natural ingredients for a simple, bold and delicious sauce. Authentic Japanese shoyu—soy sauce made with wheat—provides an umami flavor base, while cane sugar and mirin add the signature complementary sweetness. Bachan's also layers green onion, ginger and garlic, which add aromatic complexity and ground the sauce in earthy, savory notes. In a nod to Western barbecue sauce, the secret recipe also includes tomato paste, which adds a nuanced, natural fruitiness and thickens the sauce.
Bachan's Original Japanese Barbecue Sauce has a concentrated flavor that's ideal for marinating meat or thickening with starch for a glaze, but it's also well-rounded and complex enough on its own to drizzle over rice, noodles or even dumplings. As a cooking ingredient, the sauce enhances the natural caramelization that occurs when browning onions, grilling peppers or searing meat; you can also substitute it for Chinese hoisin sauce in our Black Bean Noodles with Pork and Mushrooms
or Miso-Gochujang Pulled Pork
Net Weight: 16 ounces
Ingredients: Non-GMO soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt), cane sugar, mirin (water, rice, koji seed, sea salt), tomato paste, organic ginger, green onion, organic rice vinegar, organic garlic, sea salt, organic toasted sesame oil
Allergens: Contains wheat, soy