This is a simple mixture of soy sauce, brown sugar, Sake, and mirin, cooked down until it becomes a semi-thick, spoon-coating sauce with a constant pull between sweet and salty.
- Yield:makes about 1 cup
- Active time: 2 minutes
- Total time:20 minutes
- 1 cup Japanese shoyu (soy sauce)
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup Mirin
- 1/2 cup Sake
Mix soy sauce, sugar, mirin, and sake together in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook until thickened enough to coat a spoon, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.