What is Unagi sauce?


Unagi sauce is  a type of thick and sweetened sauce, based on soy sauces. It is used in different Japanese dishes that contains BBQed eel. It can be used when grilling eel, on top of an eel roll or nigiri. In sushi, it's usually served with such dishes as Unagi (eel) roll, and dragon roll, and can be served with other rolls as well.

How to make Unagi sauce at home?

To make Unagi sauce at home you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup mirin (sweet rice wine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar


Mix ingredients together, and pour into a small pan. Put on low heat and simmer for a few minutes until sugar dissolves, while stirring with a wooden spoon. Once sugar is fully dissolved, let the sauce cool, and keep in fridge for use.


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