Japanese steakhouse ginger sauce for dipping meat, vegetables, or eating with fried rice. Tastes just like the ginger sauce you eat at Japanese restaurants.
Just 5 ingredients and done in under 5 minutes!
This is a recipe for the ginger meat sauce served at Japanese steakhouses where they cook in front of you on a teppanyaki or hibachi grill.
I’m sure you’ve been to a Shogun, Taki, Ohana, Benihana, or Japanese Village that serves a very similar dipping sauce. They’re all so tasty!
Anyone else out there request to have extra ginger sauce at the Japanese restaurant and tell the chef they can skip giving you the seafood mustard sauce?
I know I’m not alone in this. My mother does it too and when others at the table hear us request this, they ask the same thing!
We dip everything into it – the shrimp, chicken, steak, vegetables, fried rice, you name it. It’s the best meat sauce and it would also make a great marinade.
Japanese steakhouses don’t always offer takeout so we were looking to make the sauce at home and we’ve tried many, many different versions.
This is the closest we’ve come to what our local Japanese steakhouse’s serve.
What is in Japanese Ginger Sauce?
- Minced Ginger
- Diced Yellow Onion
- White Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- Soy Sauce
How to make Japanese ginger sauce?
Begin by chopping the onion into small pieces. The smaller the better so that the food processor or blender can easily blend them down into sauce.
Mince the ginger root if not already done so. I have found that buying it already minced from the produce section of the grocery is easiest.
Fresh ginger root also works, but it takes a little more time to mince.
To use fresh ginger, cut off any knobby pieces.
The skin is very thin. It’s better to use the side of a spoon to scrape it off than to use a peeler.
A peeler would remove too much of the ginger inside.
Once you have the main piece trimmed down, begin chopping it until it is very fine or use a garlic press or masher.
Add the all of the ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth.
Serve with steak, chicken, seafood, vegetables, or rice.
Try these other great Asian dishes!
- Chicken Stir Fry
- General Tso’s Chicken
- Instant Pot Ginger Pepper Steak
- Instant Pot Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs
- Peking Egg Rolls
- Teppanyaki Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp Minced Ginger
- 1/2-3/4 cup Diced Onion (Depending on how much you like.)
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
- 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 3 tbsp White Vinegar
- Chop onion into small pieces and mince ginger root if not already done so. In a food processor, blend ingredients until smooth. Serve with steak, chicken, seafood, vegetables, or rice.