Wasabeads Gain Popularity among Foodies

Hundreds of thousands of travel and food enthusiasts across the globe look forward to visiting the Land of the Rising Sun not only because of the country’s breathtaking tourist spots, magical amusement parks and high end technology but also because of the unique gastronomic experience that Japan has to offer. It is home to some of the world’s most iconic food and dishes such as the sushi, sashimi and tempura, among others.


One of the most popular condiments in Japan that is commonly paired with sushi, sashimi and other local dishes is the wasabi. It is a healthy root vegetable which is also called as the Japanese horseradish and is usually available in its grated form. Wasabi has a distinct,sharp and pungent flavor that leaves a burning hot sensation when tasted. Although wasabi is highly popular among the Japanese, some foreigners can never get used to its strong and unusual tang.


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Shizuoka prefecture is specifically well known for producing an excellent quality of wasabi products. Tamaruya which has been manufacturing these products for more than one hundred years offers the widest and finest selection of wasabi all over the country. One of the company’s most sought after products is popularly referred to as the “green caviar”. This variant which is also called Wasabeads is composed of green wasabi-flavored pearls. It gained tremendous popularity nationwide especially among Japanese food enthusiasts.


Tamaruya intially intended to produce a one of a kind wasabi by modifying the texture and shape of its usual products. Its physical appearance is derived from ikura or salmon roe which is also another popular sushi topping. Aside from its appetizing presentation, Tamaruya made sure that the Wasabeads contain the same quality of wasabi paste made available to the public. With the introduction of these new changes, it did not come as a surprise that Wasabeads has become one of the most favorite condiments among majority of Japanese foodies.



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