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wasabi

A major condiment in the Japanese diet which has health-related pros and cons.
Pros
Wasabi inhibits platelet aggregation and reduces the risks of heart attacks and strokes. It has both antibacterial, antiinflammatory and carcinoprotective effects, the latter of which effects are linked to wasabi’s high concentration of isothiocyanate.

Cons
Ingestion of a large amount of wasabi may lead to acute myocardial infarction-like symptoms (popularly termed “sushi syncope”), nausea and diarrhoea.
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Everything from salmon, mackerel and prawns to cuttlefish and eel (depending on what is available), raw, finely sliced, sitting on pudgy vinegared rice, wrapped in seaweed, accompanied by wasabi (fiery Japanese horseradish) or pungent pickled ginger.
"Sushi is the term given to the various pieces of food served with soy sauce and wasabi, which is similar to Japanese horseradish sauce to cleanse the palate."
Sushi is also nicely served with condiments such as wasabi (Japanese horseradish) and a soy sauce dip.
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Choose from 2 Chilli, Oriental Peking Ribs, Hot English Mustard and Wasabi Japanese Horseradish.
Wasa green king prawns, for instance: spicy Japanese horseradish cooked with fresh king prawn and served with soft egg noodle and beansprouts.
Wasabi powder (referred to as Japanese horseradish) is seeing more use as an accompaniment to sushi and as a key ingredient in condiments and side dishes.
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It was preceded by sushi-grade tuna seared quickly, raw on the inside and served with a biting wasabi (Japanese horseradish) sauce.
When he tried the red- hot Japanese horseradish, I think Steve was hoping an oxygen mask would fall from above.
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