Sam Choy's 30-Minute Marinade

Sam Choy's 30-Minute Marinade for Hibachi Steak or Chicken

Recipe from Sam Choy's Cooking from the Heart Cookbook


6 chicken breasts or 2-3 pounds of steak (if you can get it sliced super thin, that would be best)


1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 - 1/2 cups shoyu (sweetened soy sauce similar to teriyaki but uniquely it's own flavor)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup ginger, minced

2 tablespoons green onions, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon Chinese parsley (otherwise known as cilantro), minced (I have had to make it without this ingredient on occasion and it turns out fine)

1/8 teaspoon white pepper


1. Prepare your grill or coals on a hibachi.

2. Blend marinade ingredients thoroughly, slice your chicken or steak and let marinate for 30 minutes.

3. Grill over coals or on your grill turning after 3 minutes for a total cooking time of 8-10 minutes for the chicken and to your preference for the steak. You can also pan fry or broil the chicken or steak if needed.

I like to serve this with steamed rice and vegetables or stir-fried vegetables and fresh pineapple for dessert.

Serves 4-6