Spice lovers will enjoy exploring our collection of wasabi paste, where you'll discover a tempting selection of high-quality wasabi pastes imported from East Asia and Japan. We offer everything from traditional wasabi to modern variations, enabling you to choose your favourite from an extensive range of strengths, textures, and nuances.
What is wasabi?
Wasabi is a spicy condiment commonly used in Japanese cuisine. It is made from the grated root of the Wasabia japonica plant, also known as Japanese horseradish. It is highly valued for its unique sharp and hot flavour.
How is wasabi made?
Wasabi is traditionally made by grating the fresh root of the Wasabia japonica plant.
The root is firm and knobby, similar in appearance to a horseradish root. It is finely grated using a special grater called an oroshigane to create a paste-like consistency. The grating process needs to be done carefully and quickly to retain the vibrant flavor of wasabi.
Alternatively, powdered wasabi made from dried and ground wasabi root is also available as a convenient option.
What does wasabi taste like?
Wasabi has a distinctive, sharp, and hot flavour. People often describe it as a mix of heat, spiciness, and a subtle sweetness. Unlike chilli peppers, which provide a more burning sensation, wasabi's spiciness is quickly felt in the nasal passages, giving it a unique and arguably refreshing taste.
What dishes can I eat wasabi with?
Wasabi is most commonly used as a condiment with sushi and sashimi, where a small amount of wasabi is mixed with soy sauce to create a dipping sauce.
Wasabi can also be used to enhance the flavour of other Japanese dishes, such as tempura, soba noodles, or grilled fish. Its intense and spicy flavour adds a delightful kick to these dishes, enhancing the overall taste and experience.
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