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This simple Asian soy glaze sauce is so tangy, delicious, and spicy! Also, this dipping sauce is an easy recipe made in just 15 minutes. It has a perfect combination of sweet and sour that will make any dish just so incredible!

Made from simple ingredients such as sesame oil, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and apple cider vinegar, this sticky sauce is perfect for dipping rolls, chicken, and seafood.


A Sauce With Deep and Rich Flavor

Smoked eel fillet doused with sweet soy glaze and topped with sesame seeds.
It is ideal for marinating and dipping.

Serving Suggestions

Simple Asian soy glaze recipe tastes so delicious with fish, seafood, and your favorite salmon recipe! Honey Soy Glazed Salmon, Salmon and Tahini Salsa, and Homemade Sushi Rolls will taste beyond perfection with soy glaze sauce.

Chicken is another delicious choice! Korean fried chicken, chicken thighs, Sweet, Spicy, & Crispy Asian Chicken, chicken nuggets, Sticky Orange Chicken Recipe, Crispy Air-Fried BBQ Chicken Wings all will taste just incredible with sweet soy glaze.


The Perfect Condiment

Dark honey-soy glaze poured into a small white bowl.
A sauce that you will get addicted to.

Top Tips

Remember that glazes always thicken more after they rest on your counter to cool. After resting for about 5 minutes, it turns into a thick, sweet, and tangy sauce. 

Also, if you continue to cook down the soy glaze until it becomes very thick, your sauce will harden too much after it cools down. To soften the sauce, you can always add a little warm water to thin out the sweet soy glaze. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace regular soy sauce?

 If you don’t have soy sauce, you can also try using tamari sauce. 

How to store simple Asian soy glaze sauce?

This stores well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Can I replace brown sugar?

You can use high fructose corn syrup.


A Great Balance of Sweet and Savory flavors

A sweet dark Asian glaze made with the simplest ingredients. It is the perfect addition to any dish.
An excellent glaze that will enhance the taste of any plain dish.

Ingredients for Asian Soy Glaze Recipe

Sesame oil: It keeps the sauce from sticking to the pan. You can also use olive oil.

Garlic: Use freshly pressed garlic or garlic powder.

Ginger: You can substitute fresh peeled ginger or ginger powder spice.

Soy sauce: It adds a deep savory flavor to Asian soy glaze.

Honey: It gives a sweet taste and adds to the thick texture of the sauce.

Brown sugar: Adds to the sweetness and to the color of the sauce.

Oyster sauce: It has an intense savory flavor.

Apple cider vinegar: You can use rice vinegar instead.


How to Make Simple Soy Glaze Recipe

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger and cook for about 1 minute or until it becomes slightly brown.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well until it’s combined.

It needs 10 minutes of cooking time or until the sauce is reduced by half. It will be a bit watery, but it will thicken as it cools down.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes to thicken into the consistency of thick honey and of caramel color.

Pour it over your favorite dish, cauliflower rice or brown rice, and decorate with chopped green onions, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds. Enjoy the most delicious sticky glaze!

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Simple Asian Soy Glaze Recipe

By: Lama
This simple Asian soy glaze sauce is so tangy, delicious, and spicy! Made in under 10 minutes, it's perfect on fish, chicken, and fried food.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions 

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger and cook for about 1 minute or until it becomes slightly brown.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well until it’s combined.
  • It needs 10 minutes of cooking time or until the sauce is reduced by half. It will be a bit watery, but it will thicken as it cools down.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes to thicken into the consistency of thick honey and of caramel color.
  • Pour it over your favorite dish, cauliflower rice or brown rice, and decorate with chopped green onions, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds. Enjoy the most delicious sticky glaze!
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About Lama

I'm Lama, welcome to my blog where you will find simple and diverse recipes your entire family will enjoy. I am honored to connect with you through the recipes I prepare!

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3 Comments

  1. Why do you not list quantities? If I could cook, I wouldn’t be on this site!!! It looks better than all the other recipes I’ve looked up but I could use a bit of help.

    1. Hi Sparky! I absolutely do at the bottom once the blog writing ends. The quantities are in the recipe card. I also have an easy feature at the t beginning of the blog where you can click on “jump to recipe” and it will take you to the recipe card. Sorry you had a hard time. I hope this helps!