Et Tu, Wasabi?

A good while ago I wrote a post about my discovery that, despite my fondness for the exotic, tart-but-sweet condiment that I splash into olive oil whenever I have bread that needs dipping, I’ve never actually tasted balsamic vinegar. Instead I’ve just had a condiment made with regular wine vinegar and flavored with artificial caramel. It was sad news but perhaps at the same time comforting: I certainly still enjoy the taste of the “cheap” imitation and now I know that perhaps some day I can look forward to trying the real thing.

And thus it was with mixed emotions that I recently made a similar discovery: in spite of all the sushi I’ve eaten since getting up the nerve to try it during my freshman year of college, I’ve never actually eaten wasabi either.

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