The sweet-savory flavour of teriyaki and its rich mahogany glaze have been universally popular almost since it was first prepared in Japan centuries ago. . . a simple mixture of soy sauce and mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine. The lustrous sheen of the sauce, after it’s cooked, inspired the name “teriyaki” or “glaze-broiled.”
Teriyaki sauce is another convenient soy sauce-based product that also contains wine, sugar and spices. Kikkoman's teriyaki sauces are so versatile that they can be used as marinades, for basting or as seasonings for grilled and barbecued dishes.