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Ponzu Dipping Sauce with Scallions

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How to Use Ponzu Dipping Sauce

Ponzu dipping sauce is one of my favorite Japanese condiments. When I am at a Japanese restaurant if a menu item includes ponzu sauce there is a good chance I will order it. Ponzu Dipping Sauce with Scallions | Something New For Dinner I use this ponzu dipping sauce for raw oysters, potstickers or halibut sashimi.

Daikon Radish

I add grated daikon radish to this ponzu sauce because I like both the flavor and texture it provides. I sometimes find daikon at general supermarkets, but can always find it at Asian markets. Daikon is not critical to the recipe, so no worries if you can't get your hands on this radish.

Repurposing Leftover Ponzu Dipping Sauce

You can repurpose leftover ponzu sauce by whisking in a little olive oil into the sauce for an Asian-inspired salad dressing. I know. Who uses olive oil for Asian food? Me! I use olive oil for just about everything due to its health benefits. If you use a mild olive oil it will not impart a lot of unwanted flavor. When I say mild, I do not mean "light" olive oil. Avoid light olive oil at all costs; it is typically a mixture of cheap olive oil and other oils that will not give you the olive oil health benefits you are looking for.

Use This Ponzu Dipping Sauce for Your Next Raw Oyster Party

Check out our post on How to Throw a Fabulous Raw Oyster Party here. This ponzu sauce is one of my favorites to serve with raw oysters, but I also like Homemade Cocktail Sauce and Frozen Mignonette with Cucumbers.

Ponzu Dipping Sauce



Yield 3/4 cup

This ponzu dipping sauce is a mixture of soy sauce, citrus and rice vinegar and is used on oysters, sashimi, potstickers and more. 


  • 1/4 c tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 1/4 c rice vinegar
  • 1 t grated fresh ginger
  • 1 green onion finely sliced
  • 1 -2 T grated daikon radish, to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients, taste and adjust to your personal preference.

Courses Prepared ingredient

Cuisine Japanese


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