Today, at the 5-star luxury hotel Asia Gardens we would like to tell you about Wasabi, one of the main ingredients in Japanese food with endless medicinal properties.

Wasabi (Wasabia japonica) is a plant, member of the Brassicaceae family which grows naturally only in Japan and the Sakhalin Island.

It is sold either fresh in root form or as powder, to be mixed with water before its use. It results in a bright green paste only suitable for those who love spicy food.

Wasabi has plenty of health benefits, it has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. In Japan, it used to be used to wrap raw fish for better preservation.

The most popular use of wasabi nowadays is as a side dish when eating sushi. Due to its strong and intense flavour, it is better to take it in small quantities and mixed with soya sauce.

In Japanese cuisine, wasabi is also used to decorate dishes and as a condiment to sashimi and donburi. Those who dare may use this popular Asian spice as a salad dressing.

If you feel like trying it, come to the Asia Gardens where it is available in all our restaurants. But do remember that… LESS is MORE. We await your visit!