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I want to obtain a taste very similar to wasabi, but without wasabi ingredients. How do I do it?

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are you looking for taste or heat? – sarge_smith Aug 12 '11 at 17:02
@sarge What do You mean by heat? – user712092 Aug 13 '11 at 18:14
It means the spicy taste. – kiamlaluno Aug 15 '11 at 5:06
@kiamlaluno yes, that. – user712092 Aug 18 '11 at 15:55

A good portion of the "wasabi" that you buy is a mixture of western horseradish, mustard, green food coloring, and occasionally, a token amount of actual wasabi.

So if that's the experience you're trying to replicate, use western freshly grated (or prepared) horseradish and a small amount of powdered mustard.

Having eaten fresh wasabi, I can say that the sensation is more pronounced than the taste. If you're trying to mimic freshly grated wasabi, you're going to have a harder task ahead of you, but the primary objective will be to find ingredients that have a clean aroma but have a marked pungency. Freshly grated western horseradish comes pretty close, though there is a difference.

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+1 I will try it asap. – user712092 Aug 13 '11 at 18:15

horseradish is a common substitute for wasabi.

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+1 thanks for this information. – user712092 Aug 13 '11 at 18:16
Most of the "wasabi" that you can buy is not really wasabi, but a mixture of horseradish and other things. – Bryan Rehbein Aug 26 '11 at 22:22

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