Wafu Steak Sauce

I wasn’t a big fan of meaty meal like steak, but always loved Japanese style steak sauce served at a chain steak restaurant in Japan. Wanted to recreate that taste from the memory and after a few trial, I think I found a way to make easy replica of the sauce.

The key ingredient is onion. Make sure you use fresh and sweet onion. Perfect to use spring fresh onions, but it will taste great in any season.

The recipe is, as usual, very simple with just a few ingredients. This sauce will be also great on top of simple chicken sauté. Sweetness of the onion will enhance the flavor of the meat. You can upgrade any plain dish with this easy sauce.

Chicken sauté version

This sauce can be prepared quickly while the steak is resting right before plated.


Serves 2

  • Grated onion 1/2 cup
  • Grated ginger 1 tbsp
  • Garlic 1 clove sliced
  • Soy sauce 2 tbsp


  1. Cook steak and save the grease in the pan. If there’s not enough grease left, add some olive oil. Keep about 1 tbsp of grease and add sliced garlic, cook in low heat until the garlic gets crisp and brown. Remove the cooked garlic from the pan. You can keep the garlic for the topping if you like.
  2. Add grated onion, ginger, and soy sauce in the pan. Cook in medium heat until it bubbles.
  3. Pour over the steak and enjoy!