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teriyaki

Pronunciation: [tehr-uh-YAH-kee; tehr-ee-YAK-kee]

Categories: Japanese

n. 1. A Japanese dish of food, such as beef or chicken, that has been marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sake (or sherry), sugar, ginger and seasonings before being grilled, broiled or fried. The sugar in the marinade gives the cooked food a slight glaze. 2. A homemade or commercially prepared sauce made with the above ingredients.