Locally Inspired Ponzu with Kona Kanpachi Sashimi

Calling all sashimi lovers! Here's a delicious sauce to accompany your fresh fish. Paired with Kona Kanpachi and a few island veggies, this is a winner!

Ponzu is a citrus based sauce commonly found in Japanese cuisine. With this recipe, we put a spin on some of the ingredients to give it local flare! If you don't have dried aku or Kona Caviar (Umibudo), sub with bonito flakes and konbu (dried seaweed). Ponzu also goes great with a variety of salads and other dishes that could use a citrus pop!



  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce

  • 1 Pinch Lemon Zest

  • 3 TBL Dried Aku Flakes (or Bonito Flakes)

  • 1 TBL Mirin (Sweet Rice Wine)

  • 1 Oz Kona Caviar Umibudo (or Konbu Dried Seaweed)


  • Lower Loin Kona Kanpachi, Sashimi (Belly Section)

  • To Taste Daikon Radish, Grated