Wasabi is a plant native to Japan and although people think it is a horseradish it is in fact from the watercress family. It only grows in fields adjacent to or in water and is difficult to grow. The roots of the plant are traditionally grated into a paste and served with sushi as a condiment alongside soy sauce and ginger.
Saitaku Wasabi paste is conveniently already prepared into a paste for you. Our paste contains real wasabi root for a fuller flavour and hotter kick!