Definition of wasabi
1 : a condiment that is prepared from the ground thick pungent greenish root of an Asian herb (Wasabia japonica synonym Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family and is similar in flavor and use to horseradish; also : the root
2 : the herb that yields wasabi
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Photo: John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer) Churned, which is located inside of A Cookie and A Cupcake, will be selling a spicy treat on Saturday — wasabi ginger with black sesame seeds.
The usual Japanese condiments – ginger, wasabi, soy sauce – are not needed here.
Created by two friends who both love Hawaiian poke, Da Kine lets diners can create their own bowls with ingredients such as crushed peanuts, wasabi peas, kimchi, mango and more.
NASCAR truck driver Noah Gragson hit our radar earlier this week when he was dared to eat a huge glob of wasabi - and instantly regretted it - but his week definitely picked up after that.
Takowasa, raw octopus chopped with wasabi, manages to be wobbly and crunchy at once, and the burn goes all the way up between the eyes.
Immediately top each piece of fish with half of the wasabi butter. Divide the daikon mixture over the fish. Drizzle soy mixture over the fish.
In a food processor, combine the wasabi paste, mayonnaise, lime juice, soy sauce, and salt.
A marble-size dab of wasabi and ramekins of dipping sauces (ginger-honey and a darker soy-sesame sauce) are also there for dressing the fish, if so desired.
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Origin and Etymology of wasabi
First Known Use: 1891See Words from the same year
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Definition of wasabi for English Language Learners
: a Japanese food that has a strong, hot taste and that is often served with sushi
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