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Yakitori sauce in a shallow dish with small spoon.

4 Ingredient Yakitori Sauce

This 4 Ingredient yakitori sauce is the perfect Japanese seasoning to have in your repertoire. While it’s traditionally used for yakitori chicken skewers, you can use it at home for all your favourite Japanese creations!
Course Basics, Condiment
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 Jar
Calories 138kcal
Cost $5



  • Pour the soy sauce, mirin, sugar and sake into a small bowl and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
    2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp mirin, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp sake
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight jar until you’re ready to use.


  • Storage - Store in an airtight container or glass jar in the fridge. Old empty soy sauce or teriyaki sauce bottles work great. just be sure to clean and sterilise them before use. Yakitori sauce will last a long time when stored in the fridge.
  • Savoury Flavour - Stir in finely chopped garlic, ginger, toasted sesame seeds or sesame oil
  • Make it Spicy - Add shichimi togarashi or chilli powder to taste.
  • Add Citrus - Try it with a splash of lemon or lime juice.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2271mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg