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 (wə-sä′bē, wä′sə-)
1. A very pungent green Japanese condiment made from the root of the herb Wasabia japonica (syn. Eutrema wasabi) of the mustard family.
2. A similarly pungent condiment made from a mixture of horseradish, mustard, green food coloring, and other ingredients.



1. (Plants) a Japanese cruciferous plant, Eutrema Wasabi, cultivated for its thick green pungent root
2. (Cookery) the root of this plant, esp in paste or powder form, used as a condiment in Japanese cookery


(ˈwɑ sə bi)

n., pl. -bis.
1. an Asian plant, Eutrema wasabi, of the mustard family.
2. the pungent root of this plant, which can be grated and used as a condiment.
[1900–05; (< New Latin) < Japanese]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wasabi - a Japanese plant of the family Cruciferae with a thick green root
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.wasabi - the thick green root of the wasabi plant that the Japanese use in cooking and that tastes like strong horseradish; in powder or paste form it is often eaten with raw fish
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
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For the yuzu mayonnaise: 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon Japanese mustard 1 teaspoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/8 cup yuzu juice 3/4 cup rice bran oil Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste For the wasabi pea dressing: 3 ounces wasabi peas 1 3/4 ounces shichimi pepper * 1 ounce dried yuzu peel To serve: 4 large diver scallops Rice oil, as needed Freshly squeezed lemon juice, as needed 1/4 cup dark sweet soy sauce Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste For the garnish: Bamboo leaf Shiso cress Kuromoji skewers * * available at Asian markets
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Closely related to the trail mix category -- although technically not dried fruit or nuts -- are wasabi pea and edamame offerings.
Yield: 2 servings GRILLED TUNA WITH ASIAN SLAW AND HOISIN SAUCE 1 cup bok choy cabbage, sliced thin 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple 1/2 cup sliced mango Juice and zest of 7 lime 1/4 cup red bell pepper; thinly sliced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno Kosher salt and ground black pepper 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tortillas, grilled 4 ounces fresh tuna, grilled and sliced thin For garnish: wasabi paste or wasabi peas For slaw, in a medium bowl, mix cabbage, pineapple, mango, lime juice and zest, red bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, pepper, and sugar.
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Said to contain roasted salted peanuts, wasabi-soy flavored almonds, wasabi peas, honey-roast sesame sticks, honey-roasted peanuts and oriental rice crackers, the product retails in a 8-oz.