Freshly picked wasabi stems and leaves
Buy a 200 g bunch of wasabi leaves and stems for £8.00.
These succulent heart-shaped leaves and stems are harvested on the day of order and shipped in specially designed packaging to keep them at their maximum freshness for you to enjoy!
Wasabi leaves and stems also contain the unique wasabi flavour with a milder wasabi heat making them an excellent addition to salads.
They are very popular in Japan and used in stir fry’s, stews or in boiled noodles.
In addition, they are a great accompaniment to casseroles and the stem can be used in your favourite cocktail.
The crunchy raw stem typically has a radish and spring onion flavour: the wasabi leaves can be used on your favourite sandwiches or in a tuna salad.
Wasabi leaves and stems should be stored in the fridge for about 7 days.
In the restaurants in Japan, you can discover wasabi leaves and stems in the form of stem pickles. Just imagine serving wasabi leaves and stems with your favourite cuisine at home. This is possible because we have managed to grow fresh wasabi plants on the island of Ireland. Why not purchase a young wasabi plant so you can pick your own fresh wasabi leaves and stems.
The wasabi stem pickles served in Japanese restaurants are crunchy, salty, slightly sour and perhaps most importantly they have a more delicate but definitely recognisable typical wasabi flavour. These wasabi plants grow quickly and you should have a good supply of leaves and stems for another pickling session.
If you are lucky to go to Japan and ask for wasabi pickles known as wasabi zuke, this product is different from wasabi pickles even though it is made with stems. The only difference is that it contains the prized wasabi rhizome, sake lees and several other interesting ingredients.
The wasabi leaves and stems that we sell are extraordinary and they are from the mazuma wasabi plant. Always use high-quality ingredients such as soy sauce, mirin and rice vinegar free from additives.