ter·​i·​ya·​ki | \ ˌter-ē-ˈyä-kē How to pronounce teriyaki (audio) \

Definition of teriyaki

: a Japanese dish of meat or fish that is grilled or broiled after being soaked in a seasoned soy sauce marinade

Examples of teriyaki in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The angus beef burgers are standouts, including the Hawaiian burger (topped with cheddar, grilled pineapple and teriyaki) and the Mango Beach Burger (which comes with Swiss, avocado, mango salsa, chipotle mayo, and white sauce). Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 31 May 2022 The meatless butcher counter also offers fajitas in chicken or beef flavors and marinated chicken breast with flavors such as teriyaki, barbecue and sweet and smoky. Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Apr. 2022 On Sunday, churchgoers had just finished an after-service lunch — a special bento with teriyaki chicken — in honor of a beloved longtime pastor who had just returned from two years in Taiwan when gunfire erupted. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Guests will dig into brunch delights including fresh garden salad, omelets, an assortment of muffins, teriyaki salmon and specialty chicken. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 Stix: This quick-service Asian restaurant offers a mix of popular Asian dishes, including soups, sushi rolls, teriyaki rice bowls, beef and chicken pho and more. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Apr. 2022 Tozai features a variety of sushi rolls, udon noodle dishes and teriyaki chicken and salmon dishes, among other items. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Nov. 2021 More recently, before the dramatic debut of the hotel, the corner was known for the powerful fragrance of take-out teriyaki. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Besides returning to catering with the new menu, AsianRican will begin selling its sauces bottled to take home, such as teriyaki and the sofrito that flavors its Puerto Rican dishes. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teriyaki

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for teriyaki

Japanese, from teri glaze + yaki broiling

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17 Jun 2022

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“Teriyaki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teriyaki. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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