Kabayaki Sauce (Unagi Eel Sauce), 4.23 oz
Unagi no kabayaki (grilled eel) is a beloved dish that has been enjoyed in Japan for centuries. The main element of the dish is unagi, but no one can deny that the sweet and savory sauce plays a huge role in its popularity. Morita’s Kabayaki Sauce is characterized by its thick texture, sweetness, and robust soy flavor coming from a blend of honjozo koikuchi shoyu (naturally brewed, thick-flavored soy sauce) and tamari shoyu. Hon-mirin (sweet rice wine) and mizuame (starch syrup) add gentle sweetness to the sauce. When used as a sauce for grilling, it creates a smoky aroma and caramelized flavor. Although it’s originally designed to glaze unagi no kabayaki, the sauce can also be used for glazing pork loin, chicken, fish, and tofu. It’s wonderful when drizzled over dishes like katsu (cutlet) or okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes) as well. No preservatives are used.
If you grill unagi at home, you can glaze it with Morita’s Kabayaki Sauce and enjoy its smoky aroma and flavor. When preparing frozen, pre-cooked unagi, just drizzle the sauce over the defrosted unagi to make it much more flavorful. Unagi no kabayaki is usually served over rice, and as the sauce drips down into the rice, it creates another level of umami which is absolutely addictive. You can also make hitsumabushi (rice mixed with grilled unagi) just by mixing chopped pre-cooked unagi, rice, and Kabayaki Sauce together. Although the sauce is originally designed for unagi no kabayaki, it’s actually very versatile, just like teriyaki sauce. It can be used for glazing pork loin, chicken, fish, and tofu. It’s also wonderful when drizzled over katsu (cutlet) or okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancakes). You can even use the sauce for stir-fries, yaki udon (fried udon noodles), or fried lo mein. If you are adventurous, enjoy drizzling it over pizza or use it as a dipping sauce for chicken nuggets.
Water, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybean, Wheat, Salt), Millet Jelly, Sugar, Mirin, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soybean Protein, Monosodium Glutamate, Modified Starch, Xanthan.