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sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 1:03 pm    Post subject: Fresh Wasabi available...  Reply with quote    

Not from me. From these people.
http://www.thewasabicompany.co.uk/
It's got to be done at some point.

perlogalism



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

HOW MUCH????
Blimey, if I could grow it, I could retire in a couple of years

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yeah, it's expensive but I'd like to try it. The powder/pastes that I've been able to get hold of are only 10% wasabi at the most.

robkb



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey, that's tempting.

nats



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Even the Japanese use powder most of the time, but still apparently tastes better - oh and doesn't keep well.... you can however freeze it

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Fresh Wasabi available... Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
It's got to be done at some point.


Can I have the top bit if you don't use it? It might grow...

I have occasionally seen seeds and plants for sale but again they are very expensive for something that doesn't seem that hard to grow.

Andrea



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Fresh Wasabi available... Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
.... for something that doesn't seem that hard to grow.


I thought it needed very specific conditions to thrive?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 12 4:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Fresh Wasabi available... Reply with quote    

Andrea wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
.... for something that doesn't seem that hard to grow.


I thought it needed very specific conditions to thrive?


It may well do and it's a bit expensive to experiment with. Depending on what you read water cress sounds similar, commercially grown in flowing spring water etc, etc but it grows easily in a pot stood in water and in ditches around here.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Picked up a good looking 1.5l pot of it in RHS Rosemoor today. The start of the Dactly Wasabi company. Just need to wait a couple yeas to try some.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Survivalists gotta have sushi?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep, had a long chat to the electric bike bods and poly tunnel bods as well.

(I think survivalist was the wrong word for the event, but I didn't embarrass myself).

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought it was oddly named as well but the joke was too good/easy to pass up.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ok....humour my ignorance, I have heard of wasabi but haven't a clue about it. How do you use it and what does it taste like? Please no-one say 'wasabi!'

Pete

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's japanese. Same sort of flavour group as horseradish and mustard. Mostly over here you get premade wasabi paste or wasabi powder. Both of them are only 5 to 10% wasabi with he rest of the flavour from ordinary horseradish.
I'd just like to try the fresh stuff once.

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 15 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Japanese nuclear horseradish is the best discription of it i think.
i have heard the best way to explain what its like tasting a little tiny bit iscto start out eating a tablespoon of english mustard, quite how true thst is im not sure but the lastes and powders are bad enough.
Oh and its green normally i think

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