Quite a scene when the chef is grating the wasabi in front of our eyes. Wasabi tends to loose quickly its flavor and its pugnacity once grated. Therefore some sushi chefs make it a custom to take out their shark skin grater and give a small performance. The abrasive surface of the shark skin is perfect for breaking down the dense structure of the wasabi root and release the full potential of its flavors and textures.
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