Real Wasabi

Posted on December 4, 2006 Under Food

WasabiWhen I first took my father to a sushi dinner, my brother and I convinced him that the wasabi was guacamole. Suffice to say, he was surprised at the flavor he encountered when he took a generous glob of the green to the dome. Despite this isolated instance of trickery with my land-lubber dad, Wasabi is a crucial part of my sushi experience, and I have a great appreciation for the authentic — not the faux mix of horseradish, mustard, and food coloring you find in most sushi restaurants — but the mountain grown goodness that you’ll find in Real Wasabi products . Real Wasabi is certified organic, and brings a ‘fiery taste, smooth finish’ flavor to a host of products. I recommend going with the Wasabi Lover’s Gift Box ($45) if you want to experiment with goodies like wasabi ranch and wasabi balsamic vinaigrette salad dressings, and wasabi teriyaki and wasabi peanut sauces. The gift boxes also come with authentic wasabi powder– add water and you’ll have paste for sushi. Another tidbit I learned from using Real Wasabi products is that wasabi has powerful antibacterial and other health-positive properties– perfect for wintery, holiday season immune boosting.