"Nuclear horseradish." An extremely
spicy condiment of Japanese origin, made from
the root of the wasabi plant, ranking just below
uranium in terms of destructive potential. Allowing any more than twelve molecules of this pungent spice to touch your tongue will cause
your head to explode. Well, it will
feel like that anyway. When used
correctly, good for cleaning out the sinuses and warding away unwelcome guests. Wasabi is available
in paste or powder form.
in sushi, but also in various
other dishes including sashimi, or to flavor udon, soba, ect. Keep away from
the eyes. Do not inhale. Do not attempt to feed to pets. If you exceed the recommended dosage (approx 1/4 teaspoon) seek medical help
immediately, lest your intestines disintegrate.
Much of the 'wasabi' available in European
nations and the Americas is total crap and isn't much spicier
than pepper. You'll know it's the real stuff
when you start breathing flames and your appendix explodes.