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Fresh Wasabi Starter Kit

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This Fresh Wasabi Starter Kit is the perfect introduction to the classic, complex flavour that fresh wasabi offers.

Experience the authentic flavour of fresh wasabi

Truly an original gift for any foodie, this starter kit includes a specially designed wasabi grater to create a fine paste, and a bamboo brush to gather and mix the wasabi - as well as the essential fresh wasabi rhizome, of course.

The Wasabi Company Fresh Wasabi Starter Kit is designed to be accessible for beginners.

For this reason, also included in the starter pack is our preparation guide, with detailed instructions on how to prepare and store fresh wasabi.

How to pair fresh wasabi

Wasabi is classically paired with sushi and sashimi.

Versatile in the extreme, fresh wasabi can also enrich dressings, butter, sauces, ceviches, gravadlax, sorbets, and foams.

Freshly grated, wasabi can perfectly accompany meat or fish.

The flavour of fresh wasabi

Fresh wasabi offers a unique and highly distinctive culinary experience. It can be likened to a harmonious symphony of tastes, with enigmatic heat and flavour.

Unlike its powdered counterpart, fresh wasabi offers a sophisticated, multi-layered profile that is at once earthy, sweet, and herbaceous, with a subtle heat that gradually intensifies before fading away without leaving a lingering burn.

Its taste is clean and refreshing, with hints of greenery and a slight tanginess that adds a compelling depth.

Incorporating fresh wasabi into your dishes provides not only an exciting burst of heat but also exquisite and complex flavouring that elevates your culinary creations to new heights.

Our Wasabi Preparation Guide, included in the starter pack, contains innovative recipes that use wasabi as an ingredient. This is ideal for new and accomplished cooks alike.

Please note: on occasion Japanese wasabi will be substituted if English wasabi is between harvest

Preparing fresh wasabi

Breaking wasabi down at the cellular level is vital to bring together compounds that are held in different parts of the cell.

The enzyme reaction that results is responsible for both flavour and pungency. This will peak after 5-7 mins, hold for 15 mins, and then slowly reduce.

For this reason, wasabi is served at the table and grated little and often.

The wasabi grater brush included in the starter pack will help you mix the wasabi and gather all of the valuable paste from the grater.

Storing fresh wasabi

Fresh wasabi should be stored in the fridge and will keep its high quality for 14 days. The paste can be frozen. Read more about storing fresh wasabi here.

The Fresh Wasabi Starter Kit contains:

  • 50g Fresh Wasabi Rhizome (Japanese wasabi will be substituted if English wasabi is between harvest)
  • Wasabi Stainless Steel Grater - Small
  • Bamboo Wasabi Grater Brush
  • Grating Brochure