Besides being fun to say (its star citrus component, yuzu, equally enjoyable), ponzu livens up the palate even when the dish is already flavourful. The salty-sour interplay, a marriage of soy sauce, vinegar and juice brightens up a recipe instantaneously.

It is perhaps the latter component that makes Spiral’s ponzu particularly bright and flavoursome. Consideration was given to sourcing the best citrus and thus they settled on Tokushima prefecture where terroir and technique gives the area’s yuzu, sudachi and yukuo fruits their world acclaim.

So yes, naturally it lends itself perfectly as a salad dressing. It is also an ideal dipping sauce whether it needs to compete or complement from fried dumplings to hot pots.

Taste: Grapefruit, vinegar, soy.

Uses: Dipping sauce (shabu shabu, gyoza, sashimi), marinades (great for chicken), tare (ramen seasoning) and salad dressing.

Related recipes and links: oysters in ponzu jelly by Spiral, ponzu dressing by Spiral

Ingredients: Water, soy sauce (water, whole soybeans, wheat, sea salt), rice vinegar (water, rice), grape juice, yukuo citrus, mirin (water, rice sea salt), yuzu citrus, sudachi citrus.

Packaging: Small glass bottle, twist top, control pour inner spout.

Storage instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Allergens: Soy, wheat.

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