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Feb 2, 2009 03:01 PM

ISO Best Bottled Teriyaki Sauce... and Where?

I'm looking for the best teriyaki sauce I can buy at a store or specialty mart. Just something to put over rice and chicken at home that tastes good and isn't corn syrup goop.

The question is what's the best sauce I can take home and where can it be found?

I live in the South Bay, so any cool Japanese place in Gardena or Torrance is a perfect distance to drive.


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  1. I can't answer your question exactly, but 1 cup of soy sauce, 3 dashes sesame oil, 3 tablsespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of crushed black pepper, and 2 minced garlic cloves make a killer teriyaki. If you want it thicker, you can slowly reduce it over low heat.

    If you insist on teriyaki in a bottle, L&L Hawaiian Barbeque may sell their proprietary blend, but I would definitely recommend shopping at Marukai (#1) or 99 Ranch (#2). Tell me how it goes.

    1. How about one made by a Jewish guy?

      They sell Soy Yaki Teriyaki sauce at Trader Joe's. Don't know what you're looking for, but its pretty good stuff. I've been using it for years. Lot's of stores carry it, but I find its cheapest at Trader Joe's.

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      1. re: monku

        Trader Joe's is either putting their own label on Soy Vey or they're using a different brand altogether. I've bought the stuff under their label; I can't say that I noticed a difference.

        (I like the hawaiian style with pineapple juice).

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        1. Try the bottled teriyaki sauce from Red Shell Foods. It should be available in most Japanese markets. It is really good. I'm sure it is available at Marukai and the Pacific market on Redondo Beach Blvd., or at Yaohan (sp?) on Crenshaw.

          1. Yoshida sauce @ Costco. Great on its own but add chili garlic sauce for a nice kick. Everyone I know loves it.