Review: Obaachan Yakitori Sauce

by: Johnathan Aulabaugh

Product Information:
Obaachan Sauce Company, Inc.
Yakitori Sauce - Original and Spicy
$6.99 - 15oz net.

Our Thoughts:
With so many great sauces out it is hard to find the "One" to fit every need and taste. I love to cook new things and I am always on the lookout for that next great flavor. My list of favorites is short and only 1 can be found almost anywhere in the U.S. Thankfully we have the internet for the rest of them.

I received my Yakitori Sauces and  had to try them so within a few minutes I had chicken breast in laying in a bed of Yakitori and I figured I would compare it with a chain store knockoff since I had more people to feed than normal. First I should say that the Yakitori Sauce has a great flavor. They advertise it as "Like Teriyaki, only Better", and I have to say I agree. It also needs time to marinade and because I rushed the process from the recommended 24 hours to just 4 hours the Yakitori did not have the chance to fully bind with the chicken. It still had flavor but it was subtle. I can not stress the importance of time with this sauce as a marinade enough.

Over the last few weeks I have used the Yakitori Sauces in a variety of ways. On beef it added a nice slightly sweet flavor with just a hint of garlic and onion. Once while short on time, I also tried adding a bit of Worcestershire sauce to thin it down a bit without using water and it worked well without taking away from the spicy Yakitori. The Obaachan Spicy Yakitori Sauce also proved itself on 2 pork tenderloins. Here is what  I did; heat oven to 350 degrees, while that heats up, Lightly sear the tenderloin on all sides, place your tenderloin in a lightly greased baking dish like Pyrex. Cut a slit end to end leaving about 1 inch at either end. A very light dusting of Sea Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper. Now pour the Spicy Yakitori Sauce in the slit until full. Bake to 140 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. The internal temp should continue to rise to the desired 145 degrees and this will also allow the juices to even out within the meat. I prefer to slice and add a bit of the Yakitori over the top.

As a dipping sauce, the Spicy Yakitori Sauce is one of my favorites. I put it on almost everything now and although I wish it was a touch spicier, it really hits the spot. It makes lesser quality meats better and good quality meats great. Drizzle some on your Tilapia, you will not be sorry.

So what makes the Yakitori Sauce so great? Well for one the sauce is all natural with no preservatives. The sweet taste of teriyaki mixed with garlic and other spices fits in with almost any dinner. Out of dinner ideas? Check out there ever growing list of recipes on their website and even the blog. Yakitori Sauce has found a spot in my kitchen and I look forward to seeing what Obaachan Sauce Company can come up with next.  Obaachan Sauce company is extending a buy three get one free promotion to everyone that clicks here: Living Overland Promotion.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Obaachan Sauce Company, Inc. provided a bottle of Yakitori Sauce to us for the review.