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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Dishes include a smoked duck dashi soup with pine, roasted pumpkin topped in homemade ricotta and kombu algae, and yellowtail sashimi marinated in soy, ginger, and lemony yuzu. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 The Coffee Club The Coffee Club, part of an Australian chain, is known around Bangkok for its variety of flavored cold brews, including yuzu lemon and hazelnut milk. Katie Lockhart, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Places For Coffee in Bangkok," 18 Oct. 2018 His menu is yakitori in all its glory, which, by tradition, means a whole-creature approach perfectly in tune with Cosentino's, each part lightly touched with sea salt or yuzu or miso. Mark Rozzo, Town & Country, "Hong Kong Foodie," 1 Nov. 2012 Chao has seven flavors of caramel, including mango passion fruit, honey lavender and yuzu. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "This new Thai Town dessert shop has a caramel fountain," 24 Apr. 2018 For instance, the crispy calamari appetizer comes with ginger-yuzu emulsion and the chicken schnitzel is served with miso mustard. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Atlanta," 21 Aug. 2018 Hors d'oeuvres included a Calabaza Soup with jamón ibérico gelée and an Island Creek Oyster with yuzu koshu, radish, and verjus (below). Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "What's It Like to Attend a $250 Dinner at the NYC Wine and Food Festival?," 21 Oct. 2015 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

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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