Most people who’ve tried Japanese food know what wasabi is but have never tasted the real thing: over 95% of wasabi paste in restaurants is actually fake! Real wasabi has a sharp green taste that makes umami flavours shine, so it’s ideal with raw seafood.
2. Shiso Paste
Another excellent condiment to pair with fish, shiso paste offers a minty and bright flavour that helps tone down fishy odours. It adds a vibrant flavour to any fish or fried dish when used as a garnish.
3. Japanese Pickles
Japanese pickles are known the world over for their range and delicacy. From face-puckeringly tart to addictively sweet-and-sour, they’re amazing with just about any dish as a refreshing garnish and palate cleanser.