Hibachi Ginger Sauce: A Quick & Tasty Hibachi Dipping Sauce Recipe! (2024)

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This hibachi ginger sauce is a popular Benihana dipping sauce perfect for serving with your family's favorite hibachi dinners! You'll love how simple it is to prepare and how well the flavors go with seafood, meat, or vegetables.

Use it with , chicken, fried rice, and vegetables!

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This hibachi-style ginger dipping sauce is one I have used for many years, like my Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing. The ginger dipping sauce, mustard cream sauce, and dressing recipe were available on the Benihana website, and I've had them committed to memory ever since!

So, avid fans like myself simply have to have ginger sauce at home! Thankfully, it's very easy to make and doesn't require any special ingredients...other than some fresh ginger.

If you love making hibachii-inspired meals for dinner as much as I do, then you have to check out all of my fabulous hibachi recipes on my hibachi page!

🥘 Ingredients

A few inches of fresh ginger root is all you will need, or even a tube of ginger (paste) is available in the produce section. I do not recommend substituting ground ginger!

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  • Onion - ½cuponion(½ a medium onion).
  • Ginger - 2tablespoons ofginger(fresh, peeled, then thin sliced or grated).
  • Lemon - ½largelemon(zested, chopped, and squeezed).
  • Soy Sauce - 1cupof soy sauce.
  • Vinegar - ½cupof vinegar.

*Be sure to see the free printable recipe card below for ingredients, exact amounts & instructions with tips!*

🔪 How To Make Hibachi Ginger Sauce

I suggest using a food processor, blender, or even a hand blender to make this recipe. However, you can also grate and crush the onion and ginger. The best consistency results are from using one of the appliances mentioned!

This recipe will yield approximately 6 servings. There is plenty for everyone to have enough to dip their hibachi dinner in!

  1. Prep. Chop ½cupof onion, peel, and either thinly slice or grate 2tablespoons of ginger. Zest the ½ lemon and squeeze into a food processor blender bowl or cup.
  2. Add ingredients. Add in the 1cup of soy sauce and ½cup of vinegar, then combine until smooth.
  3. Chill and serve. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir or shake before serving.

It's wonderful with steak tips, grilled or roasted chicken, and seafood like butter-poached lobster or pan-seared shrimp! Enjoy!

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💭 Tips & Notes

  • Ingredient Quantities: The original Benihana ginger sauce recipe uses double the quantities mentioned in the recipe card, with 5 ounces of onion and 2 ounces of fresh ginger. If you're concerned about the amount of ginger, start with a smaller quantity and adjust to taste.
  • Using Dried Ground Ginger: Dried ground ginger is more potent than fresh ginger. Begin with a smaller amount when using it in your dipping sauce, and adjust the flavor by tasting as you go.
  • Adding Sweetness: For a hint of sweetness in your sauce, consider adding a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar. This can balance the flavors and add a pleasant taste to the sauce.
  • Serving Temperature: This ginger sauce can be served either chilled or at room temperature, depending on your preference and the dish you're pairing it with.

🥡 Storing

Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated before serving. Benihana's signature ginger dipping sauce tastes best after being refrigerated, if not overnight, then at least for an hour or more.

Ginger sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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❓ FAQ

How Can I Use This Ginger Sauce?

There are many ways to enjoy this amazingly delicious sauce! Besides using this condiment to dip your favorite hibachi protein in, you can also serve it as a dipping sauce for wontons, sushi, potstickers, and egg rolls!

Can I Freeze Hibachi Ginger Sauce?

Absolutely! You can store your ginger sauce in a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to 4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator the night before you are ready to serve.

Can I Use Ground Ginger Instead Of Fresh Ginger In This Sauce Recipe?

You can use ground ginger if you already have it in your pantry. However, I do not recommend using it in place of fresh ginger. Fresh ginger will make the flavor of this sauce a hundred times better! If you use ground ginger, just know it is way more potent than fresh ginger, so add a little at a time.

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  • Yum Yum Sauce - This popular hibachi sauce is full of delightfully tangy flavor!
  • Hibachi Salmon - If you love salmon as much as I do, then you have to make this easy and delicious hibachi-style salmon dinner!
  • Hibachi Mustard Sauce - This mustard sauce recipe tastes exactly like the mustard sauce you'd get at Benihana's Japanese steakhouse!
  • Hibachi Zucchini - Hibachi zucchini and onions are pan-fried and flavored with teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and some red pepper flakes!
  • Hibachi Chicken - This hibachi chicken is incredibly delicious and perfect for meal prepping your lunches!
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Hibachi Ginger Sauce

This hibachi ginger sauce is a popular Benihana dipping sauce perfect for serving with your family's favorite hibachi dinners! You'll love how simple it is to prepare and how well the flavors go with seafood, meat, or vegetables.

Author | Angela

Servings: 6 servings

Calories: 37kcal

Prep 5 minutes minutes

Cooking 0 minutes minutes

Total Time 5 minutes minutes

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup onion (½ a medium onion)
  • 2 tablespoon ginger (fresh, peeled, then thin sliced or grated)
  • ½ large lemon (zested, chopped, and squeezed)
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup vinegar

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Instructions

  • Chop ½ cup onion, peel, and either thinly slice or grate 2 tablespoon ginger. Zest the ½ large lemon and squeeze the juice into a food processor blender bowl or cup.

  • Add 1 cup soy sauce and ½ cup vinegar, then combine until smooth.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Stir or shake before serving.

Notes

  • The original and authentic Benihana ginger sauce recipe is double the amount given in the recipe card. It calls for 5 ounces of onion and 2 ounces of fresh ginger, which can seem like a lot! If you are worried about the ginger quantity, start with less. You can always add more!
  • If using dried ground ginger it is more potent than fresh ginger. Start with less and adjust by tasting your dipping sauce.
  • If you'd like a touch of sweetness, you can add a tablespoon of honey or brown sugar.
  • Feel free to serve this sauce chilled or at room temperature.

*Benihana's signature ginger dipping sauce tastes best after being refrigerated, if not overnight, then at least for an hour or more.

**Ginger sauce may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal (2%) | Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) | Protein: 4g (8%) | Fat: 1g (2%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Sodium: 2161mg (94%) | Potassium: 124mg (4%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin C: 6mg (7%) | Calcium: 13mg (1%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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Benihana Ginger Dipping Sauce, Hibachi Ginger Sauce

Course Condiments, Sauces

Cuisine Japanese

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Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!

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  1. Cindy says

    Hibachi Ginger Sauce: A Quick & Tasty Hibachi Dipping Sauce Recipe! (11)
    I used seasoned rice wine vinegar because it has a slightly sweeter taste to me along with about a tsp of toasted sesame oil and love using this as a salad dressing. It reminds me of the salads that come with my bento box at Asian restaurants.

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  2. Christina says

    So the whole lemon goes into the food processor?

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    • Angela @ BakeItWithLove.com says

      No, to be more clear, it should say, "Zest the ½ lemon and squeeze the juice into a food processor blender bowl or cup"

      Reply

  3. Lydia A Hudnell says

    Hibachi Ginger Sauce: A Quick & Tasty Hibachi Dipping Sauce Recipe! (12)
    OMG, Perfection. I always try a recipe and find a little something to tweak. Not this time. Thank you.

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  4. N says

    Re vinegar ????
    White wine vinegar
    Malt vinegar
    Rice wine vinegar
    Cider vinegar

    Reply

    • Angela @ BakeItWithLove.com says

      No, none of the above. Use normal white vinegar. Enjoy!

      Reply

  5. Anonymous says

    What kind of vinegar?

    Reply

    • Angela @ BakeItWithLove.com says

      Just normal vinegar, nothing special needed 🙂 Thanks for the question!

      Reply

  6. Gael P. says

    Hibachi Ginger Sauce: A Quick & Tasty Hibachi Dipping Sauce Recipe! (13)
    I made a much smaller amount and used freshly ground dried ginger. It was delicious!

    Reply

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