Sweetened Soy Sauce (teienjyanyu)

Sweetened Soy Sauce (teienjyanyu)


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sake or sherry
  • 10 cm long onion, or half a round onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 knob ginger, thinly sliced
  • 15 grams cinnamon sticks
  • 1 or 2 stars of star anise
  • 15 grams dried orange peel


Put all ingredients in pan, bring to boil, and simmer over low heat for approximately one hour, until liquid has reduced to about 2/3. Strain, cool, and store in fridge for up to one month. Use in same quantities as Oyster Sauce.

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