Tear Into Teriyaki!

Do you love a good teriyaki? Is a hot, succulent plate of sauce-coated rice and meat the first thing that springs to mind when you hear somebody say “Let’s go out for some Japanese”? If so, you will not be disappointed at Wild Wasabi’s Lynnwood Japanese restaurant.

The word teriyaki comes from two Japanese words: teri refers to the glossy shine of the sauce, and yaki describes the method that goes into cooking the meat. The famous sauce is made from a mix of soy sauce, sugar, and Japanese rice wines like sake and mirin. The dish is thought to have originated sometime during the seventeenth century, in a time when roasting and grilling techniques were emerging in Japan and the rise of urbanization was bringing about a demand for quick, easy food to sell on the streets. Teriyaki was one of the first Japanese foods to be accepted in America, back in the 1960’s, and continues to be an iconic part of Japanese cuisine to this day.