So I'm sure more than a few folks here have had the chance to enjoy real wasabi, but for those who haven't I just want to say its something you need to try. I've never had the chance to travel to Japan, but I've eaten at my fair share of US sushi bars. By and large all serve the ubiquitous green paste we all know and love. A select few offer real/fresh wasabi for sale. I've had the real stuff 5 times in my life, and another 3 where I paid for it and got what I believe was spicier green paste. Tonight I had the fortune of enjoying the real thing grated right in front of me. Tonight's experience confirmed that I've only had the real thing 5 times. Got ripped the other the other 3. The difference is like Pappy Van Winkle vs Jim Beam. Tonight's experience was a gift from my regular sushi chef because he happened to get a hold of some. If you get the chance I have to stress take it!