Ponzu Sauce is a very versatile sauce and can be used in many dishes. It is a dipping sauce for Mizutaki, or you can simply pour over a tofu dish such as Hiyayakko or grilled meat such as Hamburger Steak.
The tangy flavor of Ponzu Sauce is from rice vinegar and citrus juice. Citrus juice gives a more refreshing taste than vinegar by itself. It also adds a nice scent. Lemon is great because it is easy to get, but if you can find Yuzu citrus, please use it. Yuzu makes this simple sauce much more authentic Japanese instantly. Don’t waste Yuzu peel. Just cut finely and add to the sauce.
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup citrus juice (such as lemon or Yuzu)
- Mix all the ingredients. Strain seeds.