Ponzu Sauce

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    1 cup

Appears in

Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

  • About

Ponzu makes a delicious dipping sauce or drizzle for grilled and deep-fried fish, poultry, and vegetables. In Japan, true ponzu is made with the juice of a small, aromatic citrus fruit called yuzu, rarely seen in this country. for information on mirin and Asian fish sauce.


  • ½ cup fresh lime and/or lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Asian fish sauce


Whisk all the ingredients together or combine in a jar and shake. Set aside for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to blend. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.