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Last week Manu Letellier (Your Sushi’s director & Sushi lover) paid a visit to The Wasabi Company in Dorchester (see pic) to meet the faces behind home grown UK fresh Wasabi.

After 4 years of research and development, The Wasabi Company have achieved the impossible. They have managed to cultivate and harvest fresh Wasabi for the first time ever in the UK – a feat that most people in the Sushi industry up until now thought was unachievable.

The majority – and when I say majority, I mean 95% or more – of the Wasabi that is consumed here in the UK is not Wasabi at all. It is a substitute paste that is usually made from a mix of water, horseradish, mustard seeds and colorings among other things.

Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but Wasabi as we know it is a misnomer. A product that has been wrongly named due to fact that real Wasabi is – or should I say was – so hard to come by!

As well as more of our pictures, Manu will be posting a how-to use wasabi guide in the next few weeks, stay tuned!

From November onwards, Your Sushi and the Sushi School will have some fresh wasabi for you to try during our Sushi Workshops so you can experience the real thing for yourselves!

This is a fantastic product! Finally available in the UK & Europe…well done.

We spent a few hours with Tom & James (great guys)…grating & sampling their freshly harvested green gold! I am now looking forward to introducing fresh Wasabi to all Sushi Lovers!

Manu Letellier

If you want to try fresh wasabi and to find out what you have been missing out on, please visit The Wasabi Company at www.thewasabicompany.com.

 Fresh Wasabi is what all Sushi Lovers across the UK have been waiting for!

Bring on the revolution!