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Definition: Ponzu

A citrus-based dressing or dipping sauce that is common in Japanese food. Thin in consistency and brown in color, this substance is made by boiling mirin, rice vinegar, fish flakes, and seaweed over heat. The liquid is then strained and mixed with yuzu juice. Ponzu has a tart flavor and is used as a dressing for grilled meats and as a dip for vegetables and sashimi, among other things.


luiyuming luiyuming 9 years
It's fabulous if you want your stir-fries to have a bit of zest. If you have beef that is on the pungent side, ponzu is great for disguising that beefy flavour.
ohkate ohkate 9 years
I also use it as a dipping sauce for gyoza
mtiger mtiger 9 years
I've never had this...I'll have to try it.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
ponzu is so good!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I like it for sashimi a lot of the time, because it isn't as salty as soy sauce. But that's fish though :( I'd imagine it being quite yummy on veggies, especially veggie tempura.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i've heard of a lot of people using this but i've never really known what it was - i think that i could use it as a dipping long as there's something that i can use aside from fish or meat. :)
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Yummy. I want some. Going to look for it tomorrow.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
And now I want sushi.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 9 years
I don't think I've ever tried this. Sounds interesting.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
For some reason, this post really makes me crave some ankimo drizzled in ponzu.
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