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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? Aug 12, 2011 at 17:02
  • @sarge What do You mean by heat?
    – user712092
    Aug 13, 2011 at 18:14
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    It means the spicy taste.
    – apaderno
    Aug 15, 2011 at 5:06
  • @kiamlaluno yes, that.
    – user712092
    Aug 18, 2011 at 15:55

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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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horseradish is a common substitute for wasabi.

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    Most of the "wasabi" that you can buy is not really wasabi, but a mixture of horseradish and other things.
    – Astra
    Aug 26, 2011 at 22:22

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