How to Make Garlicky Sweet Soy Glaze: A Japanese-Inspired Sauce
Sweet soy glaze is a typical Japanese sauce that is used as a condiment or as a dipping sauce for fried or grilled foods. It is also a very typical stir-fry sauce in many Japanese restaurants.
For me, I simply like the combination of sweet and salty—with a hint of sour. The garlic provides an additional layer of taste and texture. Taste the classic flavor of Japanese cuisine with my recipe for garlicky sweet soy glaze.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 tablespoons crispy fried garlic bits
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch, optional
For Preparing the Ingredients:
- 1 medium bowl
- 5 small bowls
- measuring cups
- measuring spoons
For Cooking the Garlicky Sweet Soy Glaze:
- cooking spoon
- Make a slurry by diluting cornstarch into 1/4 cup water. Set aside.
- Pour the remaining 1/2 cup water into a pot. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch. Bring to a boil.
- Stir in crispy fried garlic and turn off the heat.
- Best served with fried or grilled foods.
- Add slurry or cornstarch mixture to thicken up the sauce. Otherwise, simply reduce the mixture to achieve the right consistency. Reducing the sauce may result in a stronger flavor.
Tips and Techniques
- If crispy fried garlic bits are not available, you can also use fresh garlic. Simply saute the garlic before adding all the ingredients.
- Adjust the amount of garlic if preferred.
- Increase the amount of sugar for a sweeter version of this recipe.
- Keep in mind that the taste of soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar may vary depending on the brand you use. Feel free to adjust the amount of ingredients needed if necessary.
- Add more slurry to make the sauce thicker.
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