It is June already and the weather is getting warmer and warmer everyday. When water is not enough for refreshment, there is nothing like sweet and tangy citrus!
There are over 25 varieties of citrus in Japan, and among all, yuzu is one of Bokksu’s favorite citruses. Originating in China, yuzu has become a popular ingredient for snacks and desserts in Japan and Korea with its hint of grapefruit and mandarin orange flavors. Besides sweets, yuzu juice and peels make many appearances in Japanese cuisine as a flavor enhancer in foods such as sushi and ponzu sauce.
Its clean aftertaste and tanginess go well with drinks during summer for instant refreshment. That’s why drinks like yuzu sake (yuzushu) and yuzu matcha are so popular in Japan. There are even Japanese snacks inspired by those drinks!