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Aug 17, 2009 06:19 AM

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.