I gave a class of salmon teriyaki class for a group of three people. One sweet girl is a Tokyo expat and her friend came over with her husband from Paris then participated in my class.
I am embarrassed to speak in English in front of a person who speaks both Japanese and English since my English is not that good enough. However, I try my best to let the students understand what I explain in about food.
Most people impressed, or overwhelmed that Japanese cooking calls so much sugar. The combination of soy sauce and sugar make taste rich and nice, so that teriyaki sauce as well. Teriyaki sauce is only combining soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar. The sauce can be used for both fish(mainly salmon and yellow tail) and chicken.
The taste of sweet soy sauce flavor is called “ama-kara” taste in Japanese, and it go with white rice as our stable food, and sake as stable alcohol drink (!?).
The friendship of girls childhood friends made my heart warm. They are so sweet!
I’m glad to hear they liked ama-kara taste of salmon teriyaki. Hope you have a wonderful stay in Tokyo together!