Gotta Get – Yuzusco Yuzu Tabasco

I am a condiment addict. I need to get things in order as our fridge is overflowing with tubes and jars. When working for a travel company I remember having lunch with an automotive executive on our way to the airport. This well-dressed, worldly man pulled out a small bottle of Tobasco from his briefcase. I couldn’t believe it. He was probably on the road 2-3 weeks a month and he said he always carried Tobasco with him. I am not that committed to my condiments, but here is one to put on your radar. Yuzusco, think Tobasco with the citrusy aromatics and bite of yuzu.

It was so good the bottle went quickly. It went with everything I paired it with. Grilled chicken, grilled fish, gyoza, steamed vegetables, pizza, and pasta. Too hot now to make nabe (hot pots) but I am sure it would have been perfect for that as well.

The Yuzusco website (in English) has the perfect tagline: Once you use it, you won’t want to stop – it’ll become a habit. So true. The company also makes a red yuzu sauce as well as a ginger sauce. I haven’t seen it around much.

I found it at our local depachika in a Tokyo suburb. And, a reader wrote in to say that they found it at Ginza Mitsukoshi‘s depachika. Check the sundries department that sells basic pantry items. The company website is in several languages so I imagine they are working hard to export this.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. cutenippon says:

    Now I know what to get as a gift for those lovers of Tabasco!

  2. Oliver says:

    Dear Yukari~
    Thank you for sharing! Returning stateside, we are always looking for new omiyage to share with family and friends. We found Yuzusco at Mitsukoshi’s depachika in Ginza! After reading your post, we got so excited…off we trekked. Thank you for your nori recommendations for omiyage too.

  3. yukarisakamoto says:

    The pleasure is mine! Another popular omiyage are the different flavored Kit Kats. Check out what is in your local convenience store. Where stateside are you headed? If it’s Minnesota, maybe our paths will cross there someday. Thanks for letting me know it’s at Ginza Mitsukoshi. I’ll update the post to reflect that.


  4. Oliver says:

    Dear Yukari,
    The Yuzusco recommendation was so well received stateside, Thank you again for the wonderful review for a nice Omiyage.
    I recently was walking through Tokyo Food Show in Shiibuya and saw that they stock it too!
    Thank you so much!

  5. yukarisakamoto says:

    Thanks for letting me know Oliver. I just saw more of their products at Kinokuniya yesterday. Ginger sauce and another one. Will pick them up at some point. The company seems to be doing well in expanding their product line-up.


  6. @freerangenan says:

    I’m also a condiment junkie. You know how some women dream of an extra closet for shoes & handbags? What I REALLY want is an extra refrigerator for condiments!

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