Share this entry

Share this page

ponzu

Line breaks: ponzu
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒnzuː
 
/

Definition of ponzu in English:

noun

[mass noun]
(In Japanese cookery) a sauce or dip made with soy sauce and citrus juice.
Example sentences
  • Factors such as the thickness of the slices affect other features such as the composition of the dipping sauce; a citrus fruit and soy sauce called ponzu is a favourite with very thin slices.
  • The tataki of tuna with fennel and gingered ponzu was fine, as were the spiced tuna tartare and tuna sashimi rolls.
  • The signature starter, Nine Bites, is an assortment of mini-masterpieces that might include a tuna sashimi roll with truffled ponzu (a soy-citrus sauce) or a lobster pot de creme as silky as creme caramel.

Origin

Japanese, from pon 'smack, pop' + zu, from su 'vinegar'.

Definition of ponzu in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure