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Wasabi - Homemade Wasabi Paste Recipe

Sumit Malhotra
Wasabi - Homemade Wasabi Paste Recipe - An essential accompaniment for sushi or sushi bowls & if you find fresh wasabi rhizomes in specialty Asian grocery stores.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 Serving
Calories 5 kcal


  • 1 Piece Fresh Wasabi Rhizome
  • 0.5 Teaspoons Cold water


  • Rinse the wasabi under cool running water.
  • Clean and trim off any bumps.
  • Cut a segment for the amount you wish to use and store the rest.
  • With the thick end of the wasabi held perpendicular to the grater, press tightly and use a small circular motion to grate the wasabi.
  • Once the wasabi is grated, press on the paste to further release the flavours and maximise the taste.
  • Gather and press the grated wasabi into a small ball.
  • Your wasabi paste is ready.


  • Make only that much wasabi paste you intend to use. Fresh wasabi paste loses its potency rapidly.
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