Yuzu (柚子), a small yellow or green citrus fruit, has become popular in the United States for the past decade as a lot of chefs started to use it.
What is Yuzu?
Yuzu is a small yellow or green citrus fruit originally from China, but it’s mostly used in Japanese and Korean cuisine for centuries. Yuzu’s flavor is tart but has amazing aroma; therefore, it is rarely eaten as a fruit and aromatic zest and juice are only used just like how we use lemon.
Yuzu has big seeds inside.
Where to Find Yuzu
You can purchase yuzu during winter months at Japanese grocery stores and local farmer’s markets.
There is an online shop that you can purchase as well.
Different types of Yuzu Products
1. Yuzu Extract or Yuzu Juice
We can drizzle yuzu extract on grilled fish or meat, just like how you use lemon in your cooking.
2. Freeze-Dried Yuzu Zest
Yuzu zests are often used for your soup to give nice aroma and flavor.
3. Yuzu Kosho
4. Yuzu Tea (Yuja Cha, Citron Tea)
* Image source from Wikipedia
I use yuzu tea to drink when I have a cold or make Yuzu Ice Cream!
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