Please welcome the first post for the new category…<drumroll>…Supermarket Secrets! Nowadays supermarkets and convenience stores are so cram-packed with different items, it’s impossible to find out which products are the absolute must-buys. And let’s face it, teriyaki-sauce recommendations isn’t on the common conversation pieces list.

I originally wanted to post a picture of “Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki.” Unfortunately, it seems like Trader Joe’s replaced it with what I can only assume is their store-brand version of the same product. Tsk tsk Joe! Either way, it comes in an exactly the same shaped bottle and that bottle is packed with exactly the same great taste found in its Soy Vay counterpart. (plus it was cheaper!) Here is a link to Soy Vay.

Unlike a typical teriyaki sauce, it’s packed with chunks of ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds. It isn’t excessively salty or sweet, so you don’t need to worry about it drowning the flavor of your meats and vegetables away.

“Trader Min’s Soyaki Sauce is a unique Asian style sauce made with preservative free soy sauce, fresh ginger, fresh garlic and sesame seeds. Great as a marinade before grilling and cooking, or as a stir fry sauce. Try it on poultry, fish, meat, vegetables or tofu. No artificial colors or flavors. No preservatives.”