Definition of ponzu in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒnzuː/


[mass noun]
(In Japanese cooking) 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.


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

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