Our water-grown wasabi has been sampled by some of the world’s finest chefs* and been found to be equal to the highest-grade product grown in Japan. With Frog Eyes Wasabi, you can use fresh, locally-grown wasabi, shipped directly from the farm.
We grow fresh wasabi available for purchase year-round. We ship fresh produce directly from the farm nationally and internationally each and every week of the year. Our product is not processed in any way. We sell the wasabi rhizome which is grated into a paste.
Most of the “wasabi” provided to customers in restaurants is primarily horseradish and green-colored food dye. The wasabi powder or packaged paste found in grocery stores has varying amounts of wasabi. Thus many of our first-time customers had never before tasted fresh wasabi. Fresh wasabi has a unique flavor and distinctive heat that is much richer than the horseradish-based paste. These pastes are essentially starch and heat; like a hot potato, present in the palate, but not really contributing to the dish. Fresh, real wasabi has a deep vegetal flavor similar to asparagus and artichoke hearts; which is why it pairs so well with so many foods including steak, oysters, noodles, potatoes and of course, fish.
Frog Eyes Wasabi grows under a license from Pacific Coast Wasabi and uses its patent-pending, proven growing methodology.
Photo: Pacific Coast Wasabi
* Iron Chef Morimoto used fresh wasabi leaves and rhizome from our farm on the August 8, 2011 Season 9 episode 15 of Iron.Chef.America; episode # S09E15 Morimoto.vs.Tila Episode (IA0905H). Also found here: http://www.yidio.com/show/iron-chef-america
* Frog Eyes Wasabi has been compared to Japanese-grown wasabi by both U.S. and Japanese chefs. It’s flavor, heat and texture has been found to be equal.Content copyright 2009-2013. Frog Eyes Wasabi. All rights reserved.