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^It's a Japanese citrus fruit that is often compared to lemon, but its fragrance and juice is different...much more potent. I actually don't know too much about yuzu; I just like a bit of the zest/juice on my sashimi. It's also great in vinaigrette. I was flipping through the Nobu cookbook today and he has a bunch of recipes using yuzu.

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I was just wondering, why isn't yuzu grown here? I think there is an unsatisified market niche for this citrus fruit..

I do not think anywhere in B.C. would have a warm or long enough season for citrus fruit and growing it in greenhouses would be too expensive but you never know :smile:

It is tasty but at $5.95 a bottle...still a treat.

Stephen

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Could someone please enlighten me in me as to Yuzu. I am from the land of Vegemite and Sauvignon Blanc.

Think of a citrus fruit that combines the flavours of lime, lemon, grapefruit and Mandarin orange. It's all that plus an incredible floral quality that's difficult to describe; upthread, I likened the taste of yuzu to eating a delicately flavoured citrus flower as the flavour quite literally blossoms in your mouth.

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I was at GI yesterday and picked up a bottle of Yuzu juice from South Seas Trading, it was 10.80 for a 105ml bottle. I asked the girl and she said they don’t carry the fresh fruit.

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I made a sauce with some of it (Yuzu, Oil, Truffle Oil since I didn’t have the real thing, black pepper, and finely grated garlic), a nice ingredient with a strong kick, but it worked perfectly with jumbo scallops. I also used some of it on a salad.

But because of the price I think I will probably try normal lemons next time.

I was just wondering, why isn't yuzu grown here? I think there is an unsatisified market niche for this citrus fruit..

I do not think anywhere in B.C. would have a warm or long enough season for citrus fruit and growing it in greenhouses would be too expensive but you never know :smile:

It is tasty but at $5.95 a bottle...still a treat.

Stephen

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As I said upthread, the fruit itself is at Fujiya, they are $5.95 each. 1 orange sized piece of fruit. That same bottle of juice that you purchased at GI is $7.95 at Fujiya. I was there on the weekend, checking to see if the price had come down, which of course, it hadn't.

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I was at GI yesterday and picked up a bottle of Yuzu juice from South Seas Trading, it was 10.80 for a 105ml bottle. I asked the girl and she said they don’t carry the fresh fruit.

Slightly off-topic, but I found the same bottle sold for 473 yen (5% consumption tax included) here in Japan, along with sudachi, kabosu, and lemon juice bottles.

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I am shopping for some mini squeeze bottles like the ones on the back cover of Thomas Keller's French Laundry. I have went to Ming Woo, Gourmet Warehouse, Cookworks and still having no luck in finding them. :sad:

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I am shopping for some mini squeeze bottles like the ones on the back cover of Thomas Keller's French Laundry.  I have went to Ming Woo, Gourmet Warehouse, Cookworks and still having no luck in finding them.  :sad:

Have you tried Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, or your local food service equipment supplier?

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Does anyone use sanitizer at home? The thought of using sanitizer never really occurred to me until I completed a food safety course at school. I am looking for some quat ammonium sanitizer but can't seem to find it around town.

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I used buffered bleach- it comes in tablet form and I get through my mum at a hospital supply place. You could also just fill a spray bottle of water and add a couple of drops of water per cup. I also get stuff from that store on Broadway- janitorial supply- same one as Neil mentioned.

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You can get them at the restaurant supply store on Hastings St. I don't know the address but it is on the south side of Hastings across from the Astoria Hotel.

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So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance".

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M-Chem in Delta sells large format sanitiser for the restaurant trade. A little goes a long way.

Cheers,

Stephen

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You can get them at the restaurant supply store on Hastings St.  I don't know the address but it is on the south side of Hastings across from the Astoria Hotel.

Most likely "Pacific Restaurant Supply"

Stephen

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You may want to try a beauty supply house. Also, as suggested, a craft store may have what you are looking for.

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Yeah, I know where Pacific Restaurant Supply is but always feel reluctant to park my car there.  Too many drug addicts in the neighbourhood...

Maybe you could re-name the thread "Where can I find small squeeze bottles and a gated community?"

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