Saturday, October 28, 2006

Wasabi


What do you think about these?

These are called wasabi, a kind of spice, and are mainly used for sushi and sashimi, sliced raw fish.

In sushi, a little wasabi is put between neta, sliced raw fish, and syari, rice with vinegar. People eat sashimi with soy sauce and a little wasabi.

The paste of wasabi is usually package in tube. But fresh wasabi, grated by metal or sharkskin grater, is much better and tasty than the paste.

8 Comments:

At 10:39 PM, Blogger pennyblack said...

i've been here in Japan for two and a half years now and i don't think i've ever tried fresh wasabi. i'll get right on that...

 
At 12:33 AM, Blogger Grant F said...

is that fresh wasabi looks like? can't stand the stuff!

 
At 1:34 AM, Anonymous mike c said...

that's fun. I've never seen what the plant looks like. Is is a root like ginger?

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Denton said...

We have a restaurant called Wasabi which is very busy. However, you will not find me eating raw fish so I am not a regular.

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger macky said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone!!
pennyblack: wasabi enhances the food and I hope you try it:-)
grant f: Grated fresh wasabi is besically the same as pasted wasabi. But it has aromatic and tasty!
mike c: Sorry for my ignorance and I think the picture may be a part of root and people eat the grated roots of wasabi with raw fish.
denton: I hear that most people in US don't have a custom of eating raw fish. It is really?

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger Andreea said...

i absolutely LOVE wasabi. yet i had no idea it was a root and i am so glad you have taken a picture of it. sometimes i am so happy to browse around the DP world, as i always learn something new.

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger Andreea said...

oh, and btw could i use your photo (with credentials of course!) eventually on my food blog? to show europeans wasabi as i bet many have not ever seen it as a root...

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Lunar Chick said...

I personally can't take wasabi because it's too strong for me, but my sister and mum go nuts over it!

 

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