Wasabi

If you have eaten Sushi lately, then you must be familiar with the green condiment that is served with almost all Japanese dishes. It is Wasabi or Japanese horseradish. Native to Japan, wasabi is traditionally found growing in or around cold mountain streams. The earliest cultivation of wasabi in Japan dates back to the 10th century. The root of the wasabi plant is used as a condiment and has an extremely strong flavor. Its hotness is more akin to that of hot mustard than that of a chili pepper, producing vapors that stimulate the nasal passages more than the tongue. Fresh wasabi leaves..

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