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Mar 17, 2012 02:01 PM

Where to find fresh yuzu in Los Angeles? (Ideally westside)

Searching for the small Asian citrus fruit in L.A., ideally the westside or in Koreatown.

Thanks! (By the way, anyone grow a yuzu around here? I'd plant one .... )

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    1. re: Servorg

      Thank you! Your search powers certainly trump mine today!

    2. L.A.'s climate is not ideal for a yuzu tree, BUT if you graft a yuzu branch onto a lemon tree, then I've seen success.

      1. Not any help, but I bought a yuzu tree from San Gabriel Nursery and planted it last year. I got about 7 fruits from it. Also saw some good leaf growth, so I hope there'll be even more this year.

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        1. I realize it isn't fresh, but you can get Yuzu in a bottle at Marukai (Santa Monica) in the off-season. It is just under $10, and its ingredients are just Yuzu juice and sea salt. Found with salad dressings.

          1. Did you try the Japanese markets? I would assume you could find it at, say, Mitsuwa. It is one of the most basic Japanese ingredients.

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            1. re: AlkieGourmand

              The juice in bottles is very easy to find as are all sorts of products made with yuzu on the other hand there is no real consistent supply for the fruit itself. As mentioned earlier Mud Creek has Sudachi and Yuzu (a small supply for a short time), sometimes the japanese markets will have them but it is usually not predictable or ready supply. Having access to backyard fruit is still best unfortunately.