One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Japanese cooking) a sauce or dip made with soy sauce and citrus juice.
- ‘Reducing the ponzu and sesame makes the sardines taste less like herring from Russ & Daughters.’
- ‘The signature starter, Nine Bites, is an assortment of mini-masterpieces that might include a tuna sashimi roll with truffled ponzu (a soy-citrus sauce) or a lobster pot de creme as silky as creme caramel.’
- ‘The tataki of tuna with fennel and gingered ponzu was fine, as were the spiced tuna tartare and tuna sashimi rolls.’
- ‘Factors such as the thickness of the slices affect other features such as the composition of the dipping sauce; a citrus fruit and soy sauce called ponzu is a favourite with very thin slices.’
- ‘But day-boat cod in soy ginger, filet mignon in a piquant soy, and velvety skate in ponzu and brown butter are elegantly simple, while roasted chili-spiked lobster is magnificently sloppy.’
Japanese, from pon ‘smack, pop’ + zu, from su ‘vinegar’.
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