- thew May 30, 2009 08:08 AM
anyone know where i can buy the root in manhattan?
anyone know of places that use real wasabi? (i know nippon does, and i think yasuda might)
has anyone had luck growing it themselves?
Sunrise mart and Katagiri carry them sometimes but not all the time, so give them a call first.
Most upscale restaurants will have real wasabi but may not be offered unless you order omakase at the sushi bar (or if you request), because that way the cost of the wasabi is accounted for.
there is a huge asian market in Edgewater NJ, and they sell fresh wasabi. It is very expensive though. About $30 for a 4 inch piece.