Over 50 years ago, Kikkoman introduced the taste of teriyaki in a bottle. Today, we offer five distinctive teriyaki sauce types that make it easy to add this taste to your favorite meats, poultry, seafood or vegetables. The sweet-savory flavor of teriyaki and its rich mahogany glaze have been universally popular almost since it was first prepared in Japan centuries ago. . . a simple mixture of umami-filled soy sauce and mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine. The lustrous sheen of the sauce, after it's cooked, inspired the name "teriyaki" glaze-broiled. Over many generations, the Japanese-Americans in Hawaii added fresh ginger, brown sugar, pineapple juice and green onions to the original flavor, and it gradually became the teriyaki sauce we've come to enjoy.