S&B wasabi varieties

  1. Wasabi powder|
  2. Wasabi paste|
  3. Wasabi sauce

Wasabi is available mainly in paste and powder forms.

Wasabi powder

Wasabi powder

Fresh wasabi is dried then powdered, requiring only a little cool or
warm water to make a thick paste. This type of wasabi is generally
cheaper than tube wasabi and has a longer shelf life.

Usage

Simply dissolve enough in cool or warm water
to make a thick paste. Let the paste sit 4 to 5
minutes before using.

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Tips for using wasabi

Freshly grated wasabi has a unique aroma and sharp, spicy kick, both of which will fade if the wasabi is left out too long. Follow these tips to make the most of your wasabi experience.

  • Tip

    Mix powdered wasabi or dispense tube wasabi just before cooking or serving.

    TIP

  • Tip

    Wasabi that has been left out too long can be revived somewhat by adding a few drops of lemon
    juice.

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  • Tip

    For those who love the unique flavor and aroma of wasabi but can’t handle the kick, simply heat the wasabi slightly. This decreases the spiciness.

Wasabi paste

Wasabi paste (regular)

Raw wasabi is grated then mixed with salt, vinegar, oil and other seasonings before being packaged in a tube.

Usage

Simply squeeze out the desired amount to enjoy the authentic taste of wasabi at any time.

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Wasabi and sashimi

By far, the two most popular ways to enjoy sashimi are by dipping it into a wasabi-soy sauce mix, or topping it with wasabi then dipping into soy sauce.

  • Wasabi-soy sauce mix

    Wasabi-soy sauce mix

    Add a bit of wasabi to a small dish of soy sauce then dip the fish into it. This is the perfect complement to sashimi made from toro (the fatty part of tuna) or the meat of any other rich, oily fish.

  • Separate soy sauce and wasabi

    Separate soy sauce and wasabi

    Slices of white fish and other delicate sashimi should first be topped with a small amount of wasabi, after which the morsel is lightly dipped in soy sauce. This adds a slight punch without overpowering the fish.

Wasabi sauce

Wasabi sauce (mild and sour)

Similar to wasabi paste, this sauce is mild and pleasantly sour. It can be used for a variety of dishes, imparting the zesty appeal of wasabi without the nose-tingling kick.

Usage

Like regular tube wasabi, just squeeze out what you need. It can be used as is on beef and other meat (similar to horseradish) and makes a truly unique steak sauce. You can also flavor pasta and other dishes with it. Some say it goes great with fish and chips!

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