Easy Japanese Recipes

Ponzu Sauce

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Ponzu Sauce contains a mix of ponzu (citrus juice of sudachi, yuzu, and kabosu and vinegar), soy sauce, sugar or mirin, and dashi.  It’s very refreshing and often used as a dipping sauce for shabu shabu or used as a dressing.  See more recipes using Ponzu Sauce here.

You can purchase it at Japanese or Asian grocery stores.  Here’s how to make it at home from scratch (This is the closest flavor I can replicate to the commercially sold bottled Ponzu.).

Ponzu Sauce Recipe
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Serves: ¼ cup Ponzu
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. dashi stock
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mirin
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk all together.

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  • Julie @ This Gal Cooks May 27, 2013, 9:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’m going to have to visit our local Asian market so I can pick up the ingredients for this.

  • Aung Aung June 1, 2013, 9:37 am

    i would like to say thanks for this Website . i like to learn and cook japanese foods
    and at present time i work in japanese restaurant as cook in Nikata counter.
    can i use all of ur recipes future …

    • Nami June 2, 2013, 11:36 pm

      Thanks for your kind feedback and I’m happy to hear you enjoy my recipes. Yes, you can use my recipes at your restaurant, but if you use for publication (online or hard copy), please note that recipe(s) is/are from JustOneCookbook.com. Thank you!

  • stephen April 8, 2014, 12:20 am

    Don’t think it adds up to one cup…

    • Nami April 8, 2014, 12:22 am

      Thanks Stephen, good call. It’s about 5 Tbsp, so it’s little bit more than 1/4 cup. I’ll update the recipe. Thank you for noticing the mistake!

  • SS May 4, 2014, 12:58 pm

    Many thanks for this share.

    • Nami May 5, 2014, 11:38 pm

      You’re very welcome SS! :)

  • Sean July 13, 2014, 1:33 pm

    I love sushi and I also a sushi chef!

    • Nami July 13, 2014, 7:02 pm

      Thank you for your comment! :)