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What exactly is Wasabi??

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by IAMERICCOCHRANE, Jun 29, 2003.


  1. Ok ive seen that video making fun of the "WASSSUPPP" commercials with "WASABIIIIIIII" and ive seen some idiot on Jackass: The Movie snort some of it. But after all this I still have no clue what wasabi is. Is it a vegetable or alcoholic drink? I don't know. Please inform me. Peace
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    R-e-a-l-l-y strong and hot horseradish!
     
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Real wasabi is a very very strong puree/sause made of japanese horseradish (which is naturally green).

    Most wasabi that you buy in stores is regular horseradish puree/sause with green food coloring.
     
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    as in so strong, it can permanantly damage your nasal nerves if you snort it like they did on jackass.
     
  5. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    as in so hot, its like a red hot branding iron being rammed up your nose if you snort it like they did on jackass.
     
  6. Are you speaking from personal experience Nick???
     
  7. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    *cough* no, err.... why would you say uhh... that? ;)
     
  8. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    i dont think the guy on jackass (stevo??) needs to worry about hurting himself. it seems like he'd be too dumb to notice anyway.
     
  9. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Wasabi is awesome.
    I love that stuff.

    Basically it is a condiment for Sushi.
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Japanese horseradish. Awesome nasal passage clearer!
     
  11. Like many have said above but if you like the hot stuff you should definately find a good sushi bar and give it a try.

    Start small though... it will mess you up!
     
  12. ok, you all gave me Wasabiphobia. now im scared to try it in seeing it will probably burn a hole through my throat. I like hot stuff but I think Ill stick to my tobasco thank you very much.
     
  13. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Do not eat it on its own though. Try it on a piece of sushi like suggested. Even a small amount will mess you up if it is alone.
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    You can't have sushi without wasabi and pickled ginger. YUM!!!
     
  15. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Yeah, I love it on sushi & maki roll, but for a real taste treat - wasabi peas!
     
  16. PICK

    PICK

    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    My thoughts exactly!!!
     
  17. Used in Moderation to start or suffer, of course mixing soy sauce with Wasabi, then one's favored Sushi and Ginger.
     
  18. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    It's not the same kind of hot as tobasco and other pepper products. They have oils that cause burning sensation in you gums and tongue; this is more about gases that go up into your nasal passages when you eat the food, and burn.

    Think more along the lines of hot mustard (mmm, BBQ pork with some hot mustard and sesame seeds!) and plain old horseradish.

    If hot peppers are like sticking your tongue on a hot burner, hot mustard / horseradish is more like you had gas fumes in your sinuses, and you just lit them. *fwoof*

    One good thing about this stuff is it doesn't burn on the way back out. ;)
     
  19. 'One good thing about this stuff is it doesn't burn on the way back out.'

    And it'll clean out the nasal passages rather well...
     
  20. Razor

    Razor

    Sep 22, 2002
    Dallas
    You bet...that's good stuff!