Japanese summer can be unbearably hot, and during the months of July and August especially, it’s hard to work up much of an appetite for hot or heavy foods. Condiments also follow this trend. Using citrus like the sudachi will help you compose a light and refreshing seasonings. Japanese people often use it on the cold somen noodles, or other colder dishes.
Sudachi is a small, round and green citrus fruit. It is a specialty of Tokushima. As sudachi is very sour, it is not eaten as fruit by itself, but used to flavor a variety of dishes. The more common ways to use it is to slice or as grated sudachi zest. And it is not only the taste, sudachi is also full of vitamin C!
Let’s give it a try for lunch to survive this hot summer !