April 30, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Far from your average teriyaki sauce, Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki features fresh garlic, fresh ginger and preservative-free soy sauce as its flavor base, with a jolt of pineapple to really sweeten the pot, so to speak. In addition to the freshness of the ingredients, where this sauce veers from the everyday is in the addition of sesame seeds to the mix. The seeds add flavor and texture, setting Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki quite apart from the crowd.
Island Soyaki is an excellent marinade for beef, pork or chicken – it will work well with either our Organic Chicken Family Pack or our All Natural Drumsticks. The sweet flavor of the sauce tastes great cooked over coals. We use it as a stir-fry sauce for veggies and tofu, too. The label is so pretty that we’d almost be content to just stare at the bottle all day long. That is, if the dang sauce didn’t taste so good…
Our price of $3.69 for a 20 ounce bottle may leave you longing to coin new words for “value.” If you come up with any good ones, we’d love to hear them.