Fresh Japanese citrus juices are available year round. Yuzu juice has the tart flavour of grapefruit and mandarin and is used much the same way as lemon but when a richer and more unique citrus flavour is required in fish, vegetable and noodle dishes. It is also common in puddings and will add some extra zing to a lemon drizzle or cheesecake. Ripe Sudachi juice is pressed into a punchy juice with strong lime flavour and peppery aftertaste. Less tart than yuzu it is used in sorbets, bavarois and mousses. Both juices make spectacular additions to Gin & tonic and cocktails.
Fresh citrus including Yuzu, Sudachi, Finger Limes and Buddha’s Hands, is available during the season which is usually September – December.