|Wasabi Covered Peas - Wasabi is Japanese horseradish.
It is most famous in form of a green paste used as condiment for sashimi
(raw seafood) and sushi. However, wasabi is also used for many other Japanese
Wasabi is a root vegetable that is grated into a green paste. In supermarkets,
wasabi is widely available as a paste or in powder form. Wasabi powder
has to be mixed with water to become a paste. Wasabi has a strong, hot
flavour which dissipates within a few seconds and leaves no burning aftertaste
in one's mouth.
Many "wasabi" powder and paste products that are available in supermarkets
(and even some restaurants) contain only very little or no real wasabi
at all and are made of coloured horseradish instead. This is due to the
fact that cultivation of real wasabi is relatively difficult and expensive.