Yuzu is a type of Japanese lemon citrus fruit that is becoming increasingly popular in the Western market owing to its strong and distinctive flavor. Yuzu is floral, refreshing, and intensely citrusy. This juice can be mixed other ingredients to make dips, added to hot pots, used to flavor desserts, and cocktails. Yuzu is a unique ingredient that has few substitutions.
Uses: A simple and elegant way to taste yuzu is to add a splash of juice to a good quality soy sauce to make ponzu. This dip is commonly used with sashimi and shabu shabu meats.