Wasabi Heat

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‘Did you know Wasabi is sometimes called Namida in Japan, which literally translates as ‘tears’?

The clean, white heat of wasabi is similar to the ‘burn’ of horseradish or mustard, which is caused by the vapour the plant produces. It is aromatic, pungent, fresh, sweet and exhilarating, resulting in a burning sensation in your nose.’

For more information on this distinctive flavour profile visit
http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/features/wasabi-ingredient-focus


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