Crappy image of dipping/glazing sauce for some Yakitori we made last night. It’s very delicious and fairly easy to make dish and the sauce is most flavourful and yummy.

1/2 cup mirin 
1/2 cup soy sauce 
1/4 cup sake 
2 cloves garlic, smashed 
4 thin slices of ginger 
2 tbsp dark brown sugar 
1 tsp black pepper 

Bring everything to a boil and, once it boils, reduce the heat to medium low. Let simmer until reduced to half. Strain and use as skewer glaze or (very savoury) dipping sauce.