Updated: Apr 13
Yuzu is a citrus fruit that is native to East Asia and is particularly widespread in Japan. The fruit has a unique flavor that is widely used in Japanese cuisine and is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. The aroma of yuzu is difficult to describe, as it is a blend of sour, sweet, and bitter. It has an intense fragrance and is often used in Japanese dishes such as sashimi, soba noodles, soups, sauces, and beverages. Yuzu juice is often mixed with soy sauce or mirin and served as a dip for tempura or other fried dishes. Yuzu also has special significance in Japanese culture. It is often associated with winter and is a symbol of renewal and regeneration. It is common to bathe in hot water with yuzu or take yuzu baths to relax and rejuvenate during the cold season. The scent of yuzu is said to be calming and stress-reducing, with a harmonizing effect on the body and mind. In Japan, there are also many products that contain yuzu, such as yuzu jam, yuzu tea, yuzu candies, and yuzu perfume. In the Western world, yuzu is also becoming increasingly popular and is available in many supermarkets and restaurants. For example, there are yuzu drinks, yuzu skincare products, and yuzu-flavored foods such as chocolate or ice cream.
ICHIZEN offers yuzu as a cheesecake that exudes the scent of Japan.