Take the 2-minute tour ×
Seasoned Advice is a question and answer site for professional and amateur chefs. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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

share|improve this question
2  
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
2  
It means the spicy taste. –  kiamlaluno Aug 15 '11 at 5:06
    
@kiamlaluno yes, that. –  user712092 Aug 18 '11 at 15:55

2 Answers 2

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.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 I will try it asap. –  user712092 Aug 13 '11 at 18:15

horseradish is a common substitute for wasabi.

share|improve this answer
    
+1 thanks for this information. –  user712092 Aug 13 '11 at 18:16
1  
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

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.