I remember trying wasabi at a Japanese restuarant. My friend told me not to try it, but stupid me did anyways. When they say anything is hot you better believe them. I mean how hot can this thing be, people eat it all the time, right? Well wasabi is to be diluted with soy sauce. Well I took my chopsticks and dip it into the wasabi, then stuck it in my mouth. Next thing my nostrils were on fire. I almost choked. THis thing is really bad. And it left this nasty taste in your mout like rotten cabbage.