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eatwell Feb 12, 2013 11:54 AM

Just heard that Wasabi is rare and what we get here is really just a mixture of horseradish, mustard and green food colouring! It apparently is very difficult to cultivate and expensive. Not often found outside of Japan. Wondering if any markets in Montreal carry the 'real' thing.

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    Maximilien Feb 13, 2013 09:32 AM

    There was 1 (one) wasabi rhizome at Myamoto today : $37 ...

    1. SourberryLily Feb 12, 2013 12:38 PM

      Miyamoto is a good start.
      Marche Hawai in VSL or possibly Kim Phat on teh south shore.

      There is also a gourmet Asian shop in Laval that i recall sold high end wasabi. It is on Corbusier, near the Foresta furniture store.

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        wattacetti Feb 12, 2013 02:15 PM

        Not Hawaii; they have the same S&B powder and tubes, and also carry mainland Chinese product.

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          eatwell Feb 13, 2013 06:59 AM

          Thanks so much will report back if and where I find some!

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          wattacetti Feb 12, 2013 12:01 PM

          Miyamoto has on occasion carried the wasabi rhizome. Grind yourself.

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