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fresh wasabi root at Uwajimaya/Seattle


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Yes! I bought some last Saturday. One, small decent looking root equaled $6. It was plenty spread around 4 people, believe it or not. I used a Microplane to grate it, and it worked great. I asked one of the produce fellows about it, and he told me I would get the most flavor by not peeling and grating it whole. I washed it really well and used a veggie scrubber on it. I think I've only had fresh wasabi once before, maybe 10 years ago! It was quite lovely, and truly does start losing it's essence almost immediately after grating. The produce fellow said they get from somewhere in Washington. He seemed unsure and vague about the details. I only know of the place in Florence, OR.

http://www.freshwasabi.com/

But, I just did a quick search and found these 2:

http://www.realwasabi.com/

http://www.wasabia.com/

Uwajimaya also had some small slabs of bluefin packed a sashimi last Saturday. So, I had to get one ($39.99/lb!). Yummy!

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Yes!  I bought some last Saturday.  One, small decent looking root equaled $6.  It was plenty spread around 4 people, believe it or not.  I used a Microplane to grate it, and it worked great.  I asked one of the produce fellows about it, and he told me I would get the most flavor by not peeling and grating it whole.  I washed it really well and used a  veggie scrubber on it.  I think I've only had fresh wasabi once before, maybe 10 years ago!  It was quite lovely, and truly does start losing it's essence almost immediately after grating.  The produce fellow said they get from somewhere in Washington.  He seemed unsure and vague about the details.  I only know of the place in Florence, OR.

http://www.freshwasabi.com/

But, I just did a quick search and found these 2:

http://www.realwasabi.com/

http://www.wasabia.com/

Uwajimaya also had some small slabs of bluefin packed a sashimi last Saturday.  So, I had to get one ($39.99/lb!).  Yummy!

Oh good, I was hoping somebody would take the plunge and buy some fresh wasabi and report back. I didn't see any small pieces, but I guess I'll look again next time I'm there. I don't think I've ever had real wasabi, and I would really like to try it.

SusieQ

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