yu·​zu | \ ˈyü-(ˌ)zü How to pronounce yuzu (audio) \

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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There’s also a refreshing yuzu daiquiri, a boozy pineapple Old-Fashioned, and, for those who like bitter tastes, a Negroni mixed with a little passionfruit. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Label-defying, continent-hopping Flora Fauna still feeling its way," 5 Sep. 2019 Shell & Bones produces fresh house juices, like a carrot ginger version sweetened with organic agave, and house-juiced cucumber blended with yuzu. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Shell & Bones: Unique summer cocktails, with or without booze, but always with a spectacular view," 12 July 2019 There’s a plump little sea urchin on a bed of rice and seaweed; thin, tender slices of Wagyu short rib; and a bite of butterfish, artfully plated with a touch of yuzu chili paste. Fortune, "Philadelphia’s Swank New Omakase Restaurant Is Elevated in Every Aspect," 8 Sep. 2019 Creative sashimi are also strong, like butterfish tataki wrapped around crisp white asparagus with a touch of herb and yuzu. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 The dreamy Dear Caramel is doused with Ghirardelli caramel syrup and French sea salt ($5.40), and the Yuzu Affogato is topped with yuzu peel and corn flakes ($6). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Put these 10 frozen desserts on your Phoenix summer bucket list," 26 July 2019 Drinks are loosely inspired by Japan and other Asian flavors, like a yuzu margarita and a prosecco pear with Asian pear and lychee. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Kaze gets Thunderdomed," 24 July 2019 Multnomah Villagers have taken notice. Seared sea scallop nigiri is dabbed with a fragrant yuzu marmalade. Michael Russell, oregonlive.com, "Yoshi’s in Southwest Portland redefines food cart sushi," 21 June 2019 From the bar, the best cocktail on the list by bar manager Tyler Groom is the Hi-Chew ($14), based on green tea vodka and served with a yuzu pate de fruit. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The Vault, San Francisco’s new Financial District blockbuster, comes up empty," 13 June 2019

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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