OD'ing on Wasabi??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FL Knifemaker, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. What do you do when you realize you just put WAY too much wasabi in your mouth?? :eek:

    I'm still in pain right now. My sinuses are burnt. I almost died :rollno: When the sushi chef says TRY THIS wasabi.............DONT :mad:
  2. I used to work in an asian restaurant that served sushi and I'd occasionally have the mix it from a powder. That sucked big time. The powder would fly everywhere and get in your eyes. When I was done, we'd have a lump of wasabi about the size of a melon.
  3. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio!

    Jul 3, 2001
    Chester, Connecticut
    Former Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    I once went to lunch with a bunch of co-workers to a Japanese restaurant. One of the engineers who came along apparently had never had sushi before, and he thought the wasabi was a condiment that you put on it. So that's what he did with the first piece.

    Boy, was he wrong. Very soon after he popped it into his mouth and started chewing, his face started blushing and sweating, and he had that rare look of someone chewing in agony. Chew on he did, though, with his mouth closed even, until he could swallow it. I guess there's not much you can do at that point. Spitting it out will not provide relief.

    Once I knocked myself across the kitchen taking a close-up whiff of some fresh horseradish I'd just dug up and chopped up in the food processor. It felt like a blowtorch reaching up into my sinuses.
  4. Lalabadie

    Lalabadie Guest

    Jan 11, 2007
    Now you know why they make wasabi with VERY cold water.
  5. Try some lemon, or a lime. That should neutralize the burn a bit, salt will help as well.

  6. toytech


    Mar 22, 2004
    San Leandro
    One of my wifes cousins from Mexico thought it was guacamole and applied it as if it was.
    Hilarity ensued.
  7. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    I love wasabi. Like a good dollop of it on almost any piece of sushi that I eat. In between pieces of sushi eat some of the pickled ginger to normalize your taste buds.
  8. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    I have a friend who applies it, outta the tube, onto his sashimi, like toothpaste. Freak.

    I love wasabi, but it's an extreme food.
  9. I love wasabing someone. You get some on your finger, walk up behind them, then fishhook them real good. Make sure to get it all over their lips and don't get bit.

  10. Mmmm wasabi :9
  11. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    Be a man and take a couple of jalapenos to wash it down.
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Wasabi is the stuff! I can eat it straight!

    Try it instead of horseradish in your bloody marys - hold god, that's good!

    ....I expected more from a guy who makes bad*** knives for a living...
  13. jayarroz


    Jul 10, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Glockenklang
    I work in an ER, if you swell up or have a sore throat or troubles breathing go to the hospital. But your probably ok! If you have continuing symtoms call your primary doctor on call doc tonight and ask him.....good luck:D
  14. Rune Bivrin

    Rune Bivrin Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2006
    Huddinge, Sweden
    Yoghurt is very often your friend when you OD on anything spicy.

    Wasabi and horseradish are closely related, so that is no surprise.
  15. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    Wasabi enemas are the worst
  16. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    It doesn't really effect me too much. I wonder whether people react differently to it. I mean, if I take a large chunk its obviously hot, but nothing to phone home about.
  17. Are you speaking from experience?

    Now I'm really curious... :bag:
  18. Slapp Addict

    Slapp Addict

    May 5, 2008
    Wasabi is wicked stuff! However I love it on my sushi.

    First time I had it I put WAY too much on a small piece of sushi, of course nobody warned me (I don't blame them), and my face got beat red and my eyes teared up like crazy.
  19. Ya............well..........now I have burnt nostrils to go along with my burnt fingertips. :D

    I like wasabi too. The stuff I had last night was wasabi from HELL!!! About 1/8 of the normal amount I put on each piece of sushi was more than enough :eek: I can still feel it in my sinuses. They are very clear but I can feel it!!!