Porthos Sardines in Teriyaki Sauce 3/5


Big Portoguese ‘dines in the perfect sauce for rice, or even rice cakes. A little fresh scallion will knock the bite out of the park. Also pairs great with Lao Gan Ma Chili Crisp.

125g tin (4.4 oz)

Pictured on wild rice with its own sauce and pickled carrots.

In stock


Ingredients: sardines, teriyaki sauce (sugar, water, soya sauce (water, soya bean, wheat flour, salt), modified corn starch, acetic acid), and salt.


  1. fibersides (verified owner)

    This was the first time I saw Porthos in Teriyaki, and so I jumped right in. Porthos are an outstanding Portugese Pilchard, great quality fish in the tins. The Teriyaki flavor was no different. This tin took me right back to when I was living in Japan, and from time to time breakfast would include a fish, served cold, in teriyaki.

    The flavor was sweet, a little smoky, and just a hint of the fishiness of the sardine that reminded you of what you were eating. The sauce really soaked into the flesh of the fish.

    Overall, another fantastic offering from Porthos.

  2. Hream McDan (verified owner)

    Solid 4 star tin. Teriyaki sauce can be a tricky thing to get right but Porthos didn’t let me down. The sauce was very good and should appeal to almost everyone, but did get a little one-note by the end of the tin. I added some scallion and chili crisp to mine and it helped to wake things up a bit. For me, this will be an occasional buy to mix things up but probably not a regular item – I tend to eat at room temp from the can, and this begs for a little more than that. Warmed up over rice, I bet this could be a 5 star experience. If you’re the kind of person who regularly plans meals / side dishes to accompany your tins, then this could really be something special for you.

  3. kerensa (verified owner)

    The teriyaki sauce was delicious–not too sweet, nice and tangy. The fish were a little dry, but flavorful. I agree with other reviewers that it’s probably better warmed up.

  4. kholthaus1 (verified owner)

    I ate these out of the can on a piece of toasted crusty bread that I had made. these sardines don’t need much else. these sardines would be good accompanied by rice. I will be buying these again.

  5. twa101 (verified owner)

    This is my first dip into the Porthos waters, unless the Trader Joe’s rumors are true. I do like that Porthos puts their swashbuckling mascot on both sides of the tin. Virtually no fishy smells from these three swimmers, only smelled the teriyaki sauce. Some nice looking fish but there were scales if that bothers you. Really nice juicy texture, and the spines were so soft that I didn’t notice them while eating the first one whole. I did split one open and the spines come out easily if you are so inclined and there were some darker bits inside the fish. The flavor was absolutely delicious, even at room temperature right out of the tin. Like all of the cans with a sweet Asian flavor profile, this would probably be better heated up and served with five or shredded cabbage, but I would not hesitate to eat this one straight up again. I really liked this one and it is well worth the carbs. Another positive, this one is mild enough that it might be office friendly if you eat it at room temperature. Don’t know if heating it up would release the funk or not. Might have to give some of the other Porthos line a try.

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