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Yuzu juice in the city

Hey guys,
I've been looking for Yuzu juice all over Chinatown (I know Yuzu is Japanese, but I figured it was worth a try) and can't find it anywhere. Does anyone know of any specialty places in Boston/Cambridge where I can find it? I don't have a car, so T is easy for me. I wish that place in Porter Exchange didn't close down because I'm sure they would've had it. Thanks!

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  1. Actually yuzu is consumed in China as well, but you are correct that it isn't as common a cooking ingredient as it is in Japan. You might want to try Cherry Mart and the new place in Brookline Village (name eludes me - but you'll find it if you do a search). These are the only Japanese markets at the moment, though a larger one is due to open in Medford.

    I bought my current stock on my last trip to Japan, but they definitely did sell this at Kotobukiya before they closed.

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    1. re: kobuta

      Thanks, I'm going to check out Cherry Mart today!

    2. I don't know the name of the store (I actually looked, and couldn't see a name), but I went to what I think was a Korean grocery store w/lots of Japanese items on Mass Ave in Central Square. Maybe someone can chime in w/the name & exact address.

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      1. Yuzu is a wintertime citrus (Nov-May). You won't find it this time of year. Yuzu is a key ingredient in ponzu which is a delicous citrus-soy vinegar. What are you planning to use it for?

        1. Also, there is bottled yuzu juice. Not as good as fresh. You could try Cherry Mart or Village Foodland (whatever the new name is) or better order it online. Depending on what you will use it for, there is also yuzu rind that is sold in a sealed aluminum pouch - sometimes in the freezer section. There are some other citrus like sudachi, koboso or daidai that could be used as a substitute but those are much harder to find.

            1. Maybe Reliable Market in Union Sq., Somerville?

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              1. re: BobB

                Has anyone found this in Boston? I am also looking for it.

                1. re: guzelsu

                  I would try the new Japanese supermarket in Salem, but might be faster to just buy from Amazon:

                  http://www.amazon.com/Yuzu-Juice-5-06...

                  1. re: guzelsu

                    Not the bottled juice, which I found at Japan Market (?) at Brookline Village, but saw the actual fruit at Ebisuya in Medford this afternoon (I haven't seen the actual fruit since I lived in Tokyo!)

                    1. re: guzelsu

                      Ebisuya had FRESH Yuzu citrus in the vegetable section today as it is in season now. I still don't know what people are using it for. There are some similar Asian/Japanese citrus juices that you may be able to substitute for Yuzu. e.g. Kobosu, Sudachi,and Daidai.

                      p.s. I had some wonderful tofu tonight with ponzu, scallions and fresh yuzu rind.

                      1. re: robertlf

                        The fruit has the most amazing aroma. Where I lived in Japan it was common for onsen's to have halved yuzus floating in the baths on the Winter Solstice. Most. Amazing. Thing. Ever!

                      2. re: guzelsu

                        Not in Boston, but they definitely sell this at HMart now. Excited to hear Ebisuya may have fresh yuzu! Must try.

                    2. we order ours from amazon.

                      1. I use yuzu in specific mixed drinks.

                        1. I too have been looking for it in the area.

                          I have only found some online so far. This brand looked better in my research and needs to be ordered from SF who imports it from Japan.

                          http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/produc...

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                          1. re: sekelmaan

                            Check out the Super 88 market in Allston. It's a huge pan-Asian supermarket.

                            1. re: sekelmaan

                              I find better luck at the Japanese-specific or Korean-specific stores. I got my current bottle at H-Mart.

                              1. re: kobuta

                                I looked and asked at H-Mart and came up empty. I must have missed it.

                                1. re: sekelmaan

                                  I only hit H Mart maybe once a quarter, but it's been there every trip I've been. Usually in the same aisles as the soy sauce and its variants.

                            2. A couple days ago just saw bottled Yuzu on the shelf at Williams Sonoma in the Chestnut Hill Mall. Might be worth calling a branch in Copley to see if they carry it too.

                              1. I love Yuzu Juice. Miso Market had the most wonderful bottled yuzu juice, as well as sometimes having fresh yuzu. Alas, miso market is no more. I have since gotten my yuzu juice on-line, from Amazon.com, but Ebisuya in Medford may have it as well. The two commonly available brands are Yakami Orchard and Goita Chitosuma. I prefer the Yakami Orchard. Unfortunately, I have not found the same brand that I used to get at Miso Market available easily, at a reasonable price anywhere else. The brand is called Yamato, and is available at some places on-line for more than $50/bottle, instead of about $18/bottle at Miso Market. I believe it is imported by a New Jersey company and I have been meaning to contact them, but I am also pretty satisfied with the Yakami Orchard brand, which I believe is the same one sometimes available at Williams Sonoma.