Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes With Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

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closeup of the beef wagyu cubes with easy homemade teriyaki sauce
Photo by Roselle Miranda

What Is Wagyu Beef Cubes?

The Wagyu beef cubes are a great alternative to steak. It tastes like meaty beef cubes that have already been seasoned. These beef cubes are considered to be Wagyu since these are commonly made from Wagyu beef ground up and formed into meat cubes. Instead, these are more similar to processed pressed meat you can find in a can. 

These beef cubes however should not be confused with real Wagyu beef meat that have striations of fat and meat. 

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How to Serve Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes with Teriyaki Sauce

These cubes are presentable as is as a snack but you can also serve these with rice as a full meal. Here are other ways to enjoy this dish:

Grill with veggies: Make delicious, easy-to-cook kebabs using these wagyu beef cubes plus chunks of bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Add to hot pots: Since these wagyu beef cubes cook easily, you can cook these in boiling soup, such as those you simmer during a hot pot session. 

How To Cook Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes with Teriyaki Sauce

Wagyu beef cubes are already cooked and just need to be heated when ready to eat, so these just need a quick sear in a hot pan. You can also do this on the grill or even give them a quick dunk in boiling soup until the cubes are heated through to be ready to eat. In this case, we fry the Wagyu beef cubes in a little oil over Medium-High heat until seared on the two main sides before it’s ready for a sauce brush. 


The sauce meanwhile is just as simple and easy. We toast the sesame seeds so they become more aromatic and develop a stronger toasted flavor. The sauce ingredients are all added in and simmered together to become a cohesive thick mixture, ready to be brushed on your cubes. 

When ready to serve, serve the cubes as is with the sauce on the side or skewer the cubes and brush on the teriyaki sauce for a better presentation. 

Tips To Make The Best Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes with Teriyaki Sauce

1 Grill the Wagyu beef cubes. 

Grilling is a great idea for these Wagyu beef cubes! If you have a grill, these easily sear on the hot grills. If you have a grill pan, these will also make those coveted grill marks. Either way, the char will give your Wagyu beef cubes a delicious smoky taste. 

2 Use prepared teriyaki sauce. 

It’s great that you know how to make a homemade teriyaki sauce. But if you’re short on time or do not have all the ingredients for it, grab a bottle of the premade stuff and use that to brush on your Wagyu beef cubes. 

3 No Wagyu beef cubes? Use any luncheon meat! 

Wagyu beef cubes can be expensive so if you’re looking for an affordable hack, your usual luncheon meat will work as an easy substitute. Just remember that luncheon meat might be more salty than Wagyu beef cubes so take it easy on the sauce. 

beef wagyu cubes with easy homemade teriyaki sauce and steamed rice
These beef wagyu cubes are brushed with a homemade teriyaki sauce. | Photo by Roselle Miranda

Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes with Teriyaki Sauce Storage Tips

1 Wagyu beef cubes can be refrigerated. 

Wagyu beef cubes are frozen when you buy them from the store so it’s easy to return the cubes to the refrigerator or freezer if you’re eating them within a few days.


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2 Wagyu beef cubes can be refrozen. 

If you’re planning to store these for longer, the freezer is the best storage area when you have leftover Wagyu beef cubes. Just wrap them in plastic wrap or place them in a container before storing. 

Watch: How To Make Wagyu Beef Cubes With Teriyaki Sauce

beef wagyu cubes with easy homemade teriyaki sauce and steamed rice

Easy Wagyu Beef Cubes With Teriyaki Sauce Recipe

Roselle Miranda
No grill? Just fry and make a super tasty homemade sauce instead.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Main Course
Cuisine Filipino, Japanese
Servings 4 servungs


  • 16 pieces wagyu beef cubes thawed
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
  • Oil for frying


  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add and heat oil. Once hot, place cubes in the hot oil and sear on all sides. Remove from the pan. Place on skewers if desired. Alternatively, cook on a grill or grill pan.
  • Meanwhile, make the Teriyaki Sauce: In a dry sauce pan over medium heat, lightly toast sesame seeds. Once fragrant, add soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, sugar, and sesame oil. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Mix cornstarch in water and add to the sauce. Bring to a simmer until thickened.
  • Brush wagyu beef cubes with the sauce and serve while still hot.


Have a grill pan? Use that to give these cubes grill marks. 
Use a prepared sauce to make this even easier and faster to prepare. 
Keyword beef recipe, teriyaki sauce, wagyu cubes
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