Wednesday, February 4, 2009

feeding mamatouille: yuzu yogurt

A mama's gotta feed herself to keep everybody going, and I recently discovered that one of my favorite drinks, yuzu cha (citron tea), is also great when converted into a yogurt topping (I used plain, natural yogurt - no flavorings, no sweeteners).

Citron tea is similar to marmalade, with an extra limey/bitter kick (YUM!) from the citron peel, and to make it, you scoop out a spoonful and stir it in a mug of hot water. I first had it on a trip to South Korea in spring 2005 with my Japanese sensei, Kazuko, when we went to visit our friends John and Sheena (who are from the UK and at that time lived in Seoul). I made Sheena take me to a mom-and-pop grocer to buy a jar to bring back to Japan with me, and since then have found it in Japanese stores here. Lucky me!



Two of my favorite photos from my Seoul trip:

Namdaemun market...
Grandpa and grandbaby...

2 comments:

K and S said...

I eat this combination also, delish! I've found a Japan yuzu-cha made in Kochi.

Abigail said...

I haven't seen the one from Kochi, but thanks, I'll keep my eyes peeled for it. :)