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 Currently, bibimbap is only on the lunch menu, though the customer-favorite Samurai omelet, with teriyaki beef, onion and American cheese, is still available for breakfast. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Art's Cafe and its Samurai omelet live on as diner reopens in the Sunset District," 5 Feb. 2021 Customizable compartments of rice, sides and proteins offer more than 200 combinations, with selections including takoyaki (octopus), Japanese hamburger, teriyaki beef, salmon and pork katsu. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Montrose's Hako Bento Box Company offers lunch to go," 9 Nov. 2020 The airline’s Taste of Finnair meals went on sale at K-Citymarket Tammisto just outside of Helsinki on Thursday and include dishes like reindeer meatballs, arctic char, and Japanese-style teriyaki beef. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, "Finnair Offers Grounded Travelers Business Class Meals at Local Grocery Stores," 15 Oct. 2020 Hawaiian Bros works within this framework, offering different variations of entrées and proteins, from teriyaki chicken (Huli Huli Chicken) to pulled pork (Luau Pig). Pooja Krishna, Dallas News, "Ambitious Hawaiian ‘plate lunch’ restaurant opens ghost kitchen in Garland," 17 Sep. 2020 Steak teriyaki, chicken katsu, spicy chicken, salmon and tofu are some of the protein options. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Teriyaki Madness to open five Milwaukee-area restaurants by the end of 2020," 17 Sep. 2020 Start with crab and tomato bisque or filet mignon bites glazed with teriyaki sauce. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Restaurant Week Fall 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 17 Sep. 2020 The Gado Gado team was originally hoping to snag the Pok Pok Wing location in Southeast Portland, a former teriyaki stand that would be ideal for Oma’s Takeaway. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Oma’s Takeaway from Gado Gado takes over Whiskey Soda Lounge space with Chinese-style barbecue, ’cheeky’ Indonesian snacks," 29 Aug. 2020 What’s in the box: Fun finds from a variety of small-batch jerky companies, including a range of meat (beef, pepperoni, turkey, chicken and bacon) and flavors (original, smoky, teriyaki, garlic, spicy habanero, black pepper, chipotle, barbecue). Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "9 delicious keto meal and snack delivery services," 17 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of teriyaki was in 1901

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16 Feb 2021

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“Teriyaki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teriyaki. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of teriyaki

: a sauce used in some Asian cooking
: a dish that is flavored with teriyaki

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