PONZU sauce recipe – Simple, authentic and traditional – Cooking with Chef Dai

One of my favourite Japanese sauces, PONZU – a simple, authentic and traditional cooking with chef Dai recipe
Ingredients :
(approx 1.3 litres worth – adjust accordingly)
Soy sauce (standard dark) x 400ml
Lemon x 5 large (approx 300ml)
Orange x 1 (approx 50ml)
Yuzu seasoning x 50ml (if unavailable, use 100ml of lemon juice instead)
Rice vinegar x 200ml
sake x 200ml
mirin x 200ml
Dashi kombu x 10g
Dried bonito flakes x large handful

This ponzu sauce is unbelievably aromatic, flavourful and packed full of umami goodness. This traditional sauce manages to create a perfect balance between the saltiness from the soy, sourness from the rice vinegar and lemons and the sweetness from the mirin and orange.
Ponzu is widely used across Japan and is a great accompaniment to a varied selection of dishes including seared beef steak, shabbu shabbu, grilled fish and sashimi.
Ponzu sauce can be store bought, but this one will smash any pre-bottled sauces on the market!!!! Chef Dai will be featuring many dishes that require this sauce in the future, so why don’t you give it a try? It can be stored in the fridge for months and a bottles worth will last for ages, as only a few tablespoons are required for each dish!
Thanks for watching!!!!!


srlkngl says:

what and how can i use the lemon peel and orange peel .. :-)…i like the idea of freezing instead of waste…thanks so much…love love love your videos…

Wi1dZer0 says:

A really fun intro, editing and camerawork continue to improve 🙂 Looking forward to the beeeeeef.

June Lamirata says:

Just subscribed and will be making Ponsu as soon as I get all the ingredients. Thanks!!

Broshmosh says:

Chef Dai fridge-cam! Love your videos, really glad I subscribed a couple months ago, you’re on my always-watch list now (:

NEXT says:

what’s the song, chef?

issaavedra says:

Nice video! great recipe.

maftj says:

i must try this.

my friend go to japan this summer :c i wanna go with him :^(

as always


yenny liem says:

What are the lemon & orange peels for ? Thanks !

David Le says:

love you videos! could you post a video on how to make unagi don?

Naklom Creative Space says:

Hi May I ask how long does it keep after we store it?

Nitron DSP says:

Looks great, however, as someone who is very sensitive to the taste of iron might I suggest using a plastic or porcelain bowl.

legionaire6542 says:

24 hours up to a week out of the fridge?

Protocol Officer says:

Interesting but way too much work when I can just open my bottle of Kikomen Ponzu sauce.

Vinesh Chand says:

Where can I buy the kombu and the dashsi flakes…?

Thomas Santin says:

I need to make this now haha

Voddgreen says:

Wow.. amazing channel, just discovered it. Subbed!

anna198484 says:

Chef, I couldn’t find Mirin where I live, is there a way to making it? Maybe that could be a video? Thanks!! 🙂

زىمىن ئابدۇكېرىم says:

I miss that filet fish video knife can you make one video of that knife to filet next video?

Courtney Dominic says:

I enjoy these videos so much! Thank You for sharing with us.

Ruvin Eric Perez says:

what does ponzu taste like? :/
never tried one

heliophilia says:

amazing as always <3

Roy Prabowo says:

Hi Chef Dai! Would like to ask, is there any substitute for Kombu & Dried bonito flakes?

Radj Achaiber sing says:

Great! I love the new editing, but maybe a little tip, i think it would look better if you did not flash the text so much. But apart from that, great video as always keep it up you’ll hit your 1 million subscribers+ in no time!

sd99944 says:

Any idea where I can get dashi konbu and Bonito flakes in the U.S?

Rose Nguyen says:

Hi Chef.Dai,

Is it possible for you to show us how to make fruit vinegar for sushi?

Many thanks.

Kyrillos Papadopoulos says:

as a professional chef I od like to congratulate you!!! Your cooking is wonderful! Keep it on!!! Just one question… Am I wrong or what you eat is Kobe beef?

pleinair says:

Really fun video! /Love/ the editing. Not sure if I’ll ever try this myself (I will probably just buy a bottle, let’s be honest!), but it’s /really/ fun to see the process! I can’t wait to see what you make with it. ^^

erik nulty says:

izakaya dishes, maybe???

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