What is Yakiniku no Tare?: Japanese Barbecue Sauce
Yakiniku (焼肉) is a Japanese barbecue grill enjoyed indoors, where diners cook thinly sliced raw meat (from various portions of beef and pork) for themselves on a griddle/gridiron set on the table and eat it usually with Yakiniku no Tare.
Yakiniku no Tare (焼肉のたれ)
Yakiniku no Tare (焼肉のたれ) is the generic name for Japanese barbecue dipping sauces meant for Yakiniku. The product shown above has the name 焙煎にんにく, meaning roasted garlic, but it is a Yakiniku no Tare sauce from Bansankan/晩餐館.
As evidence of that, you can see the name 焼肉のたれ in the 名称 section of the ingredients list. Yakiniku no Tare has three spicy levels, 甘口/Sweet (typically with honey and apple), 中辛口/Medium Spicy (featuring grated garlic), 辛口/Hot (often containing Korean or Chinese chili bean sauce), and this one is 中辛口.
The base of Yakiniku no Tare is usually 醤油/Shoyu or soy sauce, but it also comes in 味噌/Miso and 塩/Shio or salt. And the Shoyu-flavored one typically contains soy sauce, sugar, grated ginger & garlic, mirin, sake, sesame oil, and ground white sesame seeds, as seen in this video recipe by Delish Kitchen.
As I wrote in this article, you can easily make 焼肉丼/Yakiniku Don with Yakiniku no Tare, which also applies to this barbecue sauce. The label on the backside of the bottle introduces a Stamina Yakiniku Don recipe, by the way.
With a Yakiniku no Tare sauce, you can enjoy a BBQ in a different fun way. It also produces a savory and delicious Japanese rice bowl dish (Yakiniku Don) without effort, so why not try it if you are curious? It’s available on online marketplaces like Amazon!