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Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze – A Versatile Sauce

Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze

You are probably obsessed with sweet and salty if you clicked on this post. I don’t blame you. These two flavors go so well together! 

Sweet soy glaze is a very popular sauce in Asian cooking. It’s often used to marinate meats, vegetables, tofu and other types of protein. It has a slightly salty flavor with a touch of sweetness. 

You can find sweet soy glaze or sauce at any Asian market or even online. But, this homemade sweet soy glaze is very easy to make and way better than store-bought. My favorite dishes to pair with this sauce is Lo Mein Noodles and Soy Glazed Pork Belly. Let’s give it a try, and I’m sure this sweet soy glaze will become a staple in your cooking.

Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze

Ingredients

  • Minced garlic
  • Sliced ginger 
  • 1/2 cup Soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oyster/hoisin sauce
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sesame seed – OPTIONAL

How to make sweet soy glaze at home?

  • In a saucepan, saute the ginger slice and garlic until become golden.

saute garlic and ginger

  • Add the rest of the ingredients except water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.  
  • Add the warter and turn the heat to medium. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce consistency is between runny and thick. As the sauce cools down, it’d become thicker. 

sauce is dripping from spoon

  • Pick out the ginger slices and let the sauce cool down.  

picking out ginger with skimmer

  • OPTIONAL – Use a pestle and mortar to grind the sesame seed, then mix it with the sauce at the end.

grind sesame seed in pestle and mortar

Notes:

  1. Watch out for sauce. As the sauce is boiling, you want it to still have that runny consistency. When the sauce cools down, it would become thicker.
  2. Water will evaporate from the sauce while simmering. Recommend adding water to prevent too much evaporation and reduce the risk of burning the sauce.

Dishes that use sweet soy sauce

There are many recipes that use sweet soy sauce, but here are just a few examples:

-Sesame chicken with soy sauce

Soy glazed pork belly

honey glazed pork belly

Crispy pork belly with soy sauce

-Sesame shrimp with soy sauce

-Soy sauce chicken with steamed rice

-Pan-fried soy glazed eggplant – my favorite!

pan-fried soy glazed eggplant

There are also many variations of these recipes, so there’s sure to be a recipe that fits your taste. Experiment and see what you like the best!

FAQs

Is sweet soy glaze the same as teriyaki?

There are a few key differences between the two sauces, the most notable of which is the sweet soy glaze. Teriyaki is a Japanese sauce that is typically made with soy sauce, sugar, sake, and garlic. The sweet soy glaze is a derivative of teriyaki that is made with soy sauce, sweeteners like sugar, and cornstarch. The two sauces also differ in terms of their flavors. Teriyaki is more savory, with a stronger flavor of soy and sake, while the sweet soy glaze is sweeter with a more pronounced sweetness.

How long does homemade sweet soy sauce glaze last?

Homemade sweet soy sauce is a delicious and easy way to add a touch of sweetness to your food. Although it is easy to make, the sauce can last for up to three months if stored in a covered container in a cool, dry place. To make sure the sauce lasts the longest, make sure to boil the sauce well and store it in a covered container.

What are the different types of soy sauce?

Soy sauce is a type of sauce that is made from soybeans. There are many different types of soy sauce, each with a different flavor and purpose. Some soy sauces are used as condiments, while others are used as ingredients in food. Some soy sauces are made with wheat, while others are made without wheat. Here are the different types of soy sauce:

  • Soy sauce made with wheat is typically thicker and has a stronger flavor than soy sauce made without wheat. 
  • Soy sauce made with wheat is used as a condiment, such as in chicken or pork dishes. 
  • Soy sauce made without wheat is often used as an ingredient in food, such as in stir-fries or soup.

Sweet soy glaze substitutes

Sweet soy sauce substitutes are made with sugar, honey, or other sweeteners, and they provide a more subtle flavor than regular soy sauce. So, you can use your regular soy sauce as an alternative and add a sweetener to your sauce. 

Hoisin sauce is a popular condiment in many Asian countries. It is made of a blend of soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ground hot pepper. Hoisin sauce is most commonly used as a dipping sauce or as a marinade for meat or seafood.

Tamari sauce is a Japanese sauce that is made of soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar. The ingredients give the sauce a sweet and savory flavor. Tamari sauce can be used as a dipping sauce or as a condiment.

Coconut aminos are a popular choice for those who are looking for a soy-free option, as they are dairy-free and gluten-free. It is made of a blend of both coconut oil and kernel. The mixture is then heated until it liquefies and turns into a thick paste. From there, it is mixed with a variety of other ingredients to create the final product. Coconut aminos are used as a replacement for soy sauce or tamari in a variety of dishes.

Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze
Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze

Homemade Sweet Soy Glaze

If you’re looking for a delicious, Asian-inspired condiment to add to your kitchen repertoire, then look no further than homemade sweet soy glaze. This easy-to-make glaze is the perfect way to give any dish a savory, sweet, and salty flavor. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this sweet soy glaze can be used to add flavor to everything from stir-fries and grilled meats to roasted vegetables and salads. Not only is this glaze simple to make, but it also stores well and can be used in a variety of recipes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • minced garlic
  • sliced ginger
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp oyster/hoisin sauce
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • OPTIONAL sesaeme seed

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, saute the ginger slice and garlic until become golden.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the water and turn the heat to medium. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce consistency is between runny and thick. As the sauce cools down, it becomes thicker.
  • Pick out the ginger slices and let the sauce cool down.
  • OPTIONAL - Use a pestle and mortar to grind the sesame seed, then mix it with the sauce at the end.

Notes

  1. Watch out for sauce. As the sauce is boiling, you want it to still have that runny consistency. When the sauce cools down, it would become thicker than when it’s hot. 
  2. Water will evaporate from the sauce while simmering. Recommend adding water to prevent too much evaporation and reduce the risk of burning the sauce. 
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