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Sukiyaki Sauce

Hot pot is taking the world by storm. Sukiyaki sauce is the broth-like base for traditional Japanese hot pot — Sukiyaki. Sukiyaki consists of simple ingredients like meat and vegetables, which are cooked together in one shallow pot. A successful Sukiyaki is more than the proteins — the beef, chicken, pork, or tofu. It is also more than the colorful assortment of vegetables — carrots, mushrooms, onions, and leafy greens. It’s even more than the slurpable noodles. Delicious Sukiyaki begins with a great sauce.


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If you want to bring your family around the hot pot for a traditional Japanese Sukiyaki, we've got the perfect sauce to start things off. Our Sukiyaki sauce recipe is simple, sweet, and full of umami. It features our unforgettable San-J Tamari Soy Sauce. As with other hot pots, the traditional method is to cook your ingredients in the Sukiyaki sauce. The flavor of this sauce recipe brings a rich depth to every morsel it cooks. To make this sauce, you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup  San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


This main course dish is more than just a meal — it's an experience. The act of cooking together is a family bonding experience you won't forget. Our Sukiyaki sauce will soon be your favorite hot pot broth, condiment, or dipping sauce. See how easy this delicious sauce is to make with your family or on your own in a few steps:

  • Mix San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, sake, mirin, water, and sugar in a small pan.
  • Bring the mixed ingredients to a boil.
  • Turn off the heat and set the sauce aside. 
  • Enjoy your Sukiyaki sauce with your favorite meat, vegetables, rice, and noodles, or pair it with our delicious Sukiyaki recipe
You can enjoy Sukiyaki sauce with or without the hot pot. Marinate it with your favorite grilled meats and fish. Spoon it over proteins and vegetables as a condiment. You can also serve it with thick udon noodles or over white rice to give your meal some flavor.
Sukiyaki sauce has a sweet and salty flavor similar to Teriyaki sauce. While they share many of the same ingredients, the main difference is consistency. Sukiyaki has a soup-like consistency, while Teriyaki tends to be thicker. Our Sukiyaki sauce recipe benefits from the superb flavor-enhancing properties of San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, giving it a rich, umami taste.

Ratings & Reviews

  1. yummy my mom used to make it with flank steak bamboo shoots onions mushrooms and shirataki noodles. She and I were born. in Tokyo

5 from 1 vote

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