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Hibachi Ginger Sauce

March 15, 2022
Learn how to make homemade ginger sauce--the closest I've found to Japanese steakhouse ginger sauce.

This Hibachi Ginger Sauce recipe is the closest thing I have found to Japanese steakhouse ginger sauce, and it’s so easy! Fresh simple ingredients blended into a harmonious tangy flavor. Hibachi ginger sauce is incredibly versatile–enjoy it on a fresh salad, sauteed vegetables, grilled meat, fried rice, and homemade spring rolls. It can double as a delicious marinade for steak and mushrooms–the possibilities are endless!

How to make Hibachi Ginger Sauce

This ginger sauce recipe is super simple, made effortlessly with a food processor or blender. Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender: onion, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, dark soy sauce, and black pepper. Pulse until it is to your preferred consistency. And that’s it!

Fresh ingredients

Tips for making Homemade Ginger Sauce

  • Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving–this will give some time for the flavors to meld.
  • If you have dark soy sauce, it will make all the difference with a darker color and deep intense flavor. If you don’t no worries, just use regular/light soy in its place.
  • Shallots are a great way to improve upon this recipe–they have a milder, more balanced flavor than onions.

What to eat with Ginger Sauce

Whether you’re grilling, stir-frying, or steaming, ginger sauce is great with almost any protein, especially seafood. It’s also fantastic with any sort of fried rice or noodles as often seen in Hibachi restaurants. I like to use it as a marinade for grilled steak, sauce for oysters on the half shell, and dips for sushi bakes.

Here are a few more ideas:

Learn how to make homemade ginger sauce. Served with sauteed shrimp, egg fried rice, and garlicky green beans.
Sesame-soy seared shrimp, egg fried rice, & garlicky-chili oil green beans. Hibachi ginger sauce on the side.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Not just delicious, ginger is an incredible rhizome with many health benefits including anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, and immunity properties, just to name a few. Anti-inflammatory properties help reduce symptoms of arthritis, muscle pain, swelling, and contributes to healthy immune function. It can also alleviate PMS symptoms including pain and nausea as well as aid in weight loss. Hence why ginger tea is so popular; it’s a great preventative measure for diseases but it’s just as good as a quick cure for tummy aches, muscle pain, and swollen knuckles.

More Recipes to Try:

Hibachi Ginger Sauce

Dinner, Lunch Japanese
By Katelyn Bailey Serves: 11
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes

Learn how to make homemade ginger sauce--it's the closest I've found to Japanese steakhouse ginger sauce and it's incredibly easy. All you need is a blender!


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce (or substitute regular soy sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper



Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. If you feel it needs a little salt, add more soy sauce as needed.


Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes-1 hour for the best flavor. Even better overnight!


  • 24 Calories
  • 5.1g Carbohydrates
  • 0.1g Fat
  • 0.4g Fiber
  • 0.6g Protein
  • 355mg Sodium
  • 3.6g Sugar


Refrigerate for up to 7 days.

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