yu·zu | \ˈyü-(ˌ)zü \

Definition of yuzu 

: a green or yellow aromatic citrus fruit whose acidic rind and juice are often used in Japanese cuisine

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Imai then plates it with kale oil, puffed rice and yogurt seasoned with yuzu kosho. Tom Downey, WSJ, "Explore Kyoto With the Chefs Who Are Turning Culinary Tradition on Its Head," 28 May 2018 The Kyoto tuna burger features a tuna steak with dressed with spring mix and yuzu kosho mayonnaise. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Nobu, where the lights are low and the black cod with yuzu is on point, or get low-key ramen at Yui. John Wogan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dubai: The Layover Hub That’s Truly Worth Sticking Around For," 28 Mar. 2018 Drinks: The Morning Margarita adds avocado puree, egg white, yuzu and mole bitters to the classic drink, while the Cafe Dominicano blends Jameson, tres leches, horchata, Dark Matter coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and cream (both $12). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Do summer right with these 15 new Chicago brunches," 1 June 2017 Yuzu kosho is a Japanese condiment made with chilies, salt and the peel of the citrus fruit yuzu. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "18 new restaurants in Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield and Indianapolis' north side," 27 June 2018 Squares of yuzu and parsley paper not much bigger than tabs of acid are laid over the top. Jonathan Kauffman, SFChronicle.com, "Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff," 22 June 2018 The new location will have a few different menu items, including spicy yuzu with smoked chicken, and a katsu curry ramen. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Ramen-San opens in Fulton Market District," 23 May 2018 Handmade udon were then swished around the pot to extract flavor, and each diner was handed a microplane and invited to grate the fragrant zest of a yuzu onto the chewy noodles. New York Times, "A Destination Restaurant in Remote Sweden Gets a Pop-Up Pairing," 10 Mar. 2018

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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