This Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki is a fantastic sauce, marinade or baste for grilling meats and veggies. The sesame, ginger and garlic really come out when you put this on fish or marinate skirt steak in this stuff. The main difference between this and Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki is that island soyaki has sesame seeds and pineapple juice added to it. Both sauces are actually really good. I did notice that recently TJ’s has changed the name of this technically to Trader Joe San Soyaki in place of the original Trader Ming’s Soyaki….…….
- Great value at $3.99 for a large bottle
- Net Weight: 21 oz
Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce
I can’t tell you how many different foods I’ve dipped into this or slathered this over. I generally prefer the TJ’s island soyaki just because I love pineapple, but this is a more versatile sauce. Tempura vegetables dipped into soyaki are amazing. Salmon brushed with this sauce is the prefect balance of fish and sweet. A skirt steak marinaded in this overnight has a fantastic sweetness to it when grilled the next day. One of Trader Joe’s strengths has long been their super varied selection of sauces, and this fits right in. My main complaint would be now that there is an island soyaki I sometimes get super indecisive about which one to use. Does anyone have a general rule for which one they use on which foods?! Also, if any of you have great recipes that use Trader Joe’s soyaki let me know! I bet there are a bunch of delicious Asian inspired recipes that this complements really well. Until then, I will be dipping my pot stickers alternately in regular soyaki and island soyaki! And maybe in Trader Joe’s gyoza sauce. Decisions, decisions. Here’s a few options if you can’t make it to TJs…..
– Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce, 21 Oz (Pack of 2)
– Soy Vay Variety Pack Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce, Hosin Garlic, Island Teriyaki (Pack of 3)
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