Pronunciation: [PON-zoo]

A Japanese sauce made with lemon juice or rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin and/or sake, kombu (seaweed) and dried bonito flakes (katsuobushi). Ponzu is used as a dipping sauce with dishes like sashimi and with one-pot dishes like chirinabe.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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