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Fresh Wasabi Rhizomes

1 - 3 lbs

Starting At $200 - Limited Availability

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Size: Choose 1lb, 2lb or 3lb order.
Origin: USA

Most people don’t realize this, but the “wasabi” paste you get in a tube is usually common horseradish with a little green food coloring and Chinese mustard. The better brands may contain a little real wasabi, but are still mostly horseradish.

True wasabi (aka wasabia japonica, Japanese horseradish) is a greenish rhizome (root-like stem) that has a milder bite than horseradish and is full of nuanced underlying flavors. The difference in quality is such that the world’s finest sushi chefs will use nothing else, and true sushi connoisseurs love them for it.

Why is it so rare? Wasabi is a temperamental crop requiring very specific growing conditions and exacting care to flourish. It is also rather perishable. Because of these factors, real wasabi can be extremely hard to get your hands on.

Storage: Individually wrap fresh wasabi in damp towels and store them in an open bowl on the top shelf of your refrigerator. Check the towels periodically to ensure they remain most, changing or dampening again as needed.

Shelf Life:
Up to three weeks.

Fresh wasabi is classically paired with fine seafood, but it can also be used in salad dressings (vinaigrettes in particular) and mashed potatoes as well as steak sauces (particularly for Kobe beef, where it cuts the beef’s richness).

How to Use Fresh Wasabi - Because wasabi's essence is volatile (affected by air exposure), we recommend you follow this tutorial to enjoy its full, most complex flavor.

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