Honey Soy Sauce / Marinade

Depending on the ingredients and proportions this recipe can be anything from a Japanese teriyaki through to a Chinese Honey Braised Soy Chicken. I have also used it for Honey Soy Beef with Sesame Seeds. It can be used as either a sauce or a marinade.  

Honey Soy Sauce / Marinade

Steven Thomas


  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cm fresh ginger root peeled and then chopped or grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar or runny honey
  • [Optional] 2 tablespoons dry sherry or Chinese wine
  • [Optional] 1 tablespoon sesame oil


  • Mix all sauce/marinade ingredients

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