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May 24, 1999 03:30 PM


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I'm hoping that with all of the new chowhouders out
there someone knows a place in one of the boroughs
where they sell ponzu sauce. I last had it at Next
Door Nobu. Nobu used to have his own brand but doesn't
seem to produce it anymore. Thanks as usual. pat

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  1. I don't know for certain that they have ponzu sauce,
    but you might try Katagiri Foods - East 59th Street
    between 2nd & 3rd Avenues (about the middle of the
    block, south side of the street).

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    1. re: Dena

      You can buy bottled ponzu (the citrus juice) in
      Japanese and Korean stores, but I believe the actual
      sauce is made from that juice and soy, maybe other
      things. Its been a long time - I would have to check
      my cookbooks for a more definitive answer. As with
      any soy-based sauce the freshness and quality of the
      soy itself is critical - it goes off really fast once
      opened. I would also wonder whether a class act like
      Nobu uses bottled citrus juice - it might be worth
      looking into what type of citrus "ponzu" is.

      1. re: jen kalb

        Jen and Dena: The citrus fruit is called yuzu. I
        gather it's very hard, perhaps impossible, to find in
        this country. Certainly, unfindable in St. Louis. I'm
        afraid the flavor may be hard to replicate but I'm
        considering trying key lime or perhaps Meyer lemons.
        If only I knew whether the yuzu was sweetish sour, or
        bitter sour, or just sour. I had it at Nobu as I may
        have mentioned, and I just can't forget how wonderful
        it was. Thank you for your replies. pat