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So, one time when I was 12 I was grounded 'cause I convinced my friend's little sister to eat a whole spoon of this.
She believed it was smashed avocado.
We knew, or at least we thought it was wasabi.
But many, many years later I have come to learnt that technically we could both be wrong.
Yeah, it turns out that the spicy green paste you get in sushi restaurants isn't actually wasabi at all.
It's horseradish and green food dye.
Real wasabi, Japanese wasabi, is actually kind of rare and expensive even in Japan.
So horseradish and wasabi are part of the same produce family.
Brasaca-brasacaha-brazzer...Jack, just put the word on the screen.
Think of them more as cousins than siblings.
With one cousin way more fussy to grow than the other.
Given I have neglected every plant child that I have ever taken on I am turning to Esme Atkinson for advice.
She's from Australia's largest commercial wasabi crop.
So Esme, why is wasabi so hard to grow outside of Japan?
Wasabi is very prone to disease.
It needs clean air, it needs pure water and it needs a cool climate.
And it can take 18 months to grow.
Did we mention it was fussy?
Now Esme, I am somewhat of a committed plant mother myself.
If I want to grow wasabi at home what can I do?
Is there a list? Some tips?
Can't really share any secrets other to say you would struggle to grow it yourself.
Ahhh, so you've got the secret locked away there.
So really, what are we missing out on then?
I mean, they look the same, surely they must taste the same?
The flavour is certainly different.
Wasabi is a much sweeter flavour.
It's quite delicate, you still get the heat but it dissipates quite quickly.
Armed to the knowledge that up until this point my life had basically been a lie.
My entire sushi experience quite possibly a load of fake news.
I had to double check Esme's claims and there was really only one way to do it.
F**k, s**t. No, no, f**k this. I'm not f**king doing this.
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What's really in your wasabi?

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Hiroki published on June 1, 2019    Ginger Liu translated    Evangeline reviewed
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