Soy Vay Marinade

Soy Vay was one of my favorite marinades and here is how to make it with ingredients found in your pantry.


  • 2 cups Soy sauce
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds (toasted)
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup dried onion
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch (dissolved in water)
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer the mixture to a small sauce pan. Heat the sauce over low heat until the sugar begins to dissolve. This should take between 10 – 15 minutes. It’s alright if all the sugar doesn’t completely dissolve, it will eventually dissolve over time. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, dissolve the cornstarch in ¼ cup of water and add to mixture. This will help to make the sauce a little thicker without changing the flavor very much.
  2. Allow to cool and transfer to a bottle so you can put it in the refrigerator. It’s best to all to cool overnight before use, but if you are in a hurry, you can use it to marinate right away.