This Asian condiment will leave
your tastebuds screaming for more.
Wasabi has a very distinctive, pale lime-green color and is available in two forms: a paste in a tube or a fine powder in a small tin or bottle. When it is stirred into soy sauce, its flavor is toned down a bit, offering a zingy flavor accent. The wasabi and soy sauce combination is also a classic accompaniment to sushi. Some other interesting Asian products include:
Rice vinegar: A vinegar with subtle tang and slightly sweet flavor. There are Chinese and Japanese versions. Seasoned rice vinegar is a sweeter version often used for sushi rice.
Tamari: A slightly thicker, mellower cousin to soy sauce.