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how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby Infidel » Fri 05.15.2009 5:48 pm

I know it's not the right way, but it tastes so good how can I resist?

Personally, I keep adding wasabi and stirring until my soy sauce starts to turn a lighter brown.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Fri 05.15.2009 7:05 pm

Infidel wrote:I know it's not the right way


Japanese people do it all the time, so I don't see why it's wrong.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby Infidel » Fri 05.15.2009 8:57 pm

Ah? The cultural notes say that's ill mannered. It's supposedly to be put on the fish only not the sauce.

I wrote that question while munching on some sushi. One had eel with plenty of sauce, so I didn't bother using the soy with it. But the other was some shop special roll that had smoked salmon but otherwise was like futomaki without the tamago.

The guides also say you supposed to turn the sushi over and only get the fish wet not the rice. But liquid rolls right off the fish, so I don't see the point personally.

I originally wrote whet not wet, it took me a few minutes of staring at the word wondering why it didn't look right.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 05.15.2009 9:33 pm

I put enough to cloud the soy sauce..

But if I am at a traditional sushi bar and the guy making sushi is right there, I'll respect his ability and not use it in my sauce.

when you dip the fish in the sauce, you are really only supposed to do so to add a bit of the salty tang. If you are dipping for more effect, you are losing the appeal of the fish. Many fish will absorb some of the sauce, due to the way it's cut. If it just rolls off, then the fish isn't very fresh.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby furrykef » Fri 05.15.2009 9:40 pm

Infidel wrote:Ah? The cultural notes say that's ill mannered.


From what I hear, you'd think that merely existing in Japan is ill-mannered.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby keatonatron » Fri 05.15.2009 10:33 pm

furrykef wrote:
Infidel wrote:Ah? The cultural notes say that's ill mannered.


From what I hear, you'd think that merely existing in Japan is ill-mannered.


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Infidel wrote:Ah? The cultural notes say that's ill mannered. It's supposedly to be put on the fish only not the sauce.


If you get REAL sushi, there is already wasabi inside, so you don't need to add any to your soy sauce.

However, if you are eating some other dish that has raw fish with no wasabi (like sashimi or one of the various 丼's), it is quite common to mix wasabi into your soy sauce...

Just to recap: I've never seen someone add wasabi to soy sauce at a sushi restaraunt. (If there isn't enough wasabi, just ask the chef to make it with heavy wasabi)
And I can't remember a time when I HAVEN'T seen someone add wasabi to soy sauce when eating sashimi.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 05.15.2009 11:54 pm

I'm also a wasabi junkie. I figure it's not enough until you can feel it cleaning out your nasal passages.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby tōkai devotee » Sat 05.16.2009 12:39 am

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
Infidel wrote:I know it's not the right way


Japanese people do it all the time, so I don't see why it's wrong.


Really?? The day before yesterday I went to the sushi train in the city and I saw someone mix their soy sauce and wasabi. It was the first time I'd ever seen this! And I lived in Japan for 3 1/2 years!!
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby keatonatron » Sat 05.16.2009 5:18 am

tokai devotee wrote:
Yudan Taiteki wrote:
Infidel wrote:I know it's not the right way


Japanese people do it all the time, so I don't see why it's wrong.


Really?? The day before yesterday I went to the sushi train in the city and I saw someone mix their soy sauce and wasabi. It was the first time I'd ever seen this! And I lived in Japan for 3 1/2 years!!


Because they (usually) don't do it with sushi.

Of course, sushi was never mentioned in the original post, so we didn't know how to respond.
(i.e. no context!)
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby tōkai devotee » Tue 05.19.2009 6:09 am

Oh, yes, context.... that evil beast!!
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby Infidel » Tue 05.19.2009 3:35 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Of course, sushi was never mentioned in the original post, so we didn't know how to respond.
(i.e. no context!)


Sorry, the only thing I use soy sauce for is sushi, so in my head anyway, the context was already provided.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 05.19.2009 3:40 pm

Infidel wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
Of course, sushi was never mentioned in the original post, so we didn't know how to respond.
(i.e. no context!)


Sorry, the only thing I use soy sauce for is sushi, so in my head anyway, the context was already provided.



You're not alone.. I thought the same thing. Although the sashimi (commmonly confused with sushi) comment was accurate.. lol

Except for cooking (soups and sauces) what else would you use soy sauce for? It's not like the Japanese sprinkle it on their rice ......
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby keatonatron » Wed 05.20.2009 1:44 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:Except for cooking (soups and sauces) what else would you use soy sauce for? It's not like the Japanese sprinkle it on their rice ......


Soy sauce is an ingredient, not a condiment :wink:
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby Infidel » Wed 05.20.2009 3:42 pm

keatonatron wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:Except for cooking (soups and sauces) what else would you use soy sauce for? It's not like the Japanese sprinkle it on their rice ......


Soy sauce is an ingredient, not a condiment :wink:


Heh, I don't eat refried rice because they use soy sauce to cook it. How this is compatible with dunking my sushi rolls in wasabi soy sauce, I dunno.

On the other hand, when I was a kid some Tai neighbors cooked beef in soy sauce. It tasted pretty good.
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Re: how much wasabi do you put in your soy sauce?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 05.22.2009 7:48 am

keatonatron wrote:
two_heads_talking wrote:Except for cooking (soups and sauces) what else would you use soy sauce for? It's not like the Japanese sprinkle it on their rice ......


Soy sauce is an ingredient, not a condiment :wink:


I think I covered that in the 'cooking' reference no? perhaps it's an ingredient in ink and I wasn't aware of it.. :roll:

Infidel wrote:
Heh, I don't eat refried rice because they use soy sauce to cook it. .


I'm not even sure what brought that image to your mind, but I'm sorry you had it.. refried rice? Wasn't it done right the first time?

and as for the beef, cooked in Soy sauce, I believe that would be covered as I mentioned above, in the 'cooking' reference. I'm beginning to wonder if perhaps in scanning my comment, you two just blew over that?
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