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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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 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

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1977, in the meaning defined above

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