Chicken Wasabi

27 Apr

Do you know what わさび (wasabi) is?

Wasabi is a spicy condiment made from a root. It is most commonly eaten with sushi…but, it is eaten with other foods as well–including avacado, noodles, and mayonnaise.
There are also “wasabi snacks”—potato chips and nuts—in Japan.

I like spicy food. So, I eat wasabi on many different things.

Do you like wasabi?

Well, now McDonalds in Japan is offering a new item…
the 「チキンタツタわさびタルタル」 (which is basically “Fried Chicken with Wasabi Tartar-sauce“) sandwich.

16 Responses to “Chicken Wasabi”

  1. Mom July 27, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    I’m not sure if I have eaten wasabi or not. when I tried sushi there was a sm. amt of some green stuff, looked kind of like a paste and it was on the side of the sushi in the same pkg. do you think that was wasabi? Dad tried it and said it was very spicey and I think he said it was hot. it didn’t look appetizing at all, so I didn’t try it. I have been getting sushi every wk now that I finally tried it!


    • tokyo5 July 27, 2012 at 7:20 am #

      Yes, wasabi comes with sushi and looks like a green paste.
      And, yes, it has a “spicy” taste … though not actually “spicy” – – it’s not a spice, it’s a root – – a type of horse-radish.

      Do you eat sushi every week now? It’s so often!

      If you love sushi now, you should eat it “right”… put some wasabi on each piece under the fish.
      That’s how sushi is meant to taste! In fact, if you eat at a sushi restaurant, the wasabi will be put on the sushi by the chef.

      Also, there are probably small pieces of pink ginger (ショウガ) that come with your sushi too. You’re meant to eat a piece of ginger after eating a piece of sushi and before the next … to “clear” the taste from your mouth so that the next piece can be fully appreciated!


  2. edilkons10 April 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    wow…must be very delicious ….


    • tokyo5 May 1, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      I bet it is. I like chicken and I like wasabi (but I haven’t tried this sandwich yet 😉 )


  3. Metal Odyssey April 29, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    When I get to Japan someday, I will try the sushi there “only” if I can go to the KISS store. 🙂 \m/


    • tokyo5 April 29, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      If you want to visit the “KISS store” in Tokyo, you shouldn’t wait too long … can’t be sure how much longer it’ll be around for — there used to be two KISS stores, but one’s already closed down!


  4. Joe April 28, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    I get wasabi peas at the oriental market along with thai doughnuts and udon noodles with Malasian seasoning


    • tokyo5 April 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      Udon is Japanese—why would it have “Malaysian seasoning”??


      • Anonymous May 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

        I have no clue but it is my favorite! 8)


      • tokyo5 May 11, 2012 at 10:19 am #

        You should try “real” Japanese udon!


  5. Metal Odyssey April 27, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I gotta try me some wasabi 🙂


    • tokyo5 April 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Haven’t you ever tried wasabi? Have you ever eaten sushi?


      • Metal Odyssey April 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

        My wife and I eat spicy dishes all the time; since our eating habits changed for the better! So, I might have eaten wasabi and not even have known it?! LOL! My wife said she uses it in our food sometimes… !

        As for sushi… I tried it back in the 90’s and it did not make my favorite list. I know… sounds crazy… only Stone doesn’t have an appetite for sushi. There are many establishments here that serve sushi too… it is very popular here for sure.


      • tokyo5 April 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

        >sushi… I tried it back in the 90′s and it did not make my favorite list.

        You should come to Japan and try “real” sushi!


  6. blissflower1969 April 27, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    I love the Wasabi Kit Kats. We brought a bunch back with us and shared them with friends. Several folks also enjoyed them, although some people kind freaked out. I wish we could get them over here. All we can get here are wasabi peas.


    • tokyo5 April 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

      I have seen the “Wasabi Kit-Kats”, but I haven’t tried them. I don’t have much of a “sweet tooth” so I don’t eat “junk food” so often.

      But I’ve written a few posts about some of the unusual “only-in-Japan” unique Kit-Kat flavors.
      One post, for example, is here:


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