Combine 1 cup of water, soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, ginger and garlic powder into a sauce pan on medium heat. Wisk all of the ingredients together and keep wisking so your sauce doesn’t burn.
While your sauce is coming to a boil, make your slurry. Mix your remaining ¼ cup of water with the 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in a small bowl and mix to combine until the cornstarch is dissolved into the water.
Once your sauce is boiling, pour the slurry into the saucepan and bring your sauce back to a boil. Let the sauce cook for 1-2 minutes, or until your sauce has reached your desired thickness. You’ll know it’s good when the sauce will easily coat the back of a spoon.
Use the sauce immediately.**