After sampling and falling in love with different mexican, italian and thai dishes in the recent past... I decided to try some vegetarian sushi for lunch one day. I got three kinds of sauces with the packet of sushi: ginger sauce, soy sauce and wasabi flavored horseradish sauce...I try the soy first....yumm.... ginger next...deliciously awesomely good. Veg sushi does seem like something that I would enjoy. For some inexplicable reason, I now dab a generous amount of wasabi
flavored horseradish sauce
onto my next sushi and pop it in like a panipuri....and all hell breaks loose.
I just didn't know what hit me...my eyes started to water like crazy, ...and a storm brewed up in my nose . It was so overwhelmingly pungent...beyond anything I had ever tasted. Had to be polite...Couldn't spit out food on a table especially in view of others....and so I had to keep my mouth shut...My tongue and throat were burning as if set to fire...unable to swallow whats in my mouth...and unable to hold it there...couldn't even sit still with the enormous physical struggle going on in my mouth. I was helplessly looking at the wall in front of me while sweat beads appeared on my brow. Conveniently the wall had a fire extinguisher there...which seemed to be mocking me.
After finally coming back to my senses (courtesy ...a number of paper towels and almost half a liter of water to wash down what was left of the taste), I look at the packet of sauce and wonder....why on earth would somebody pack in such a lot of such strongly flavored stuff.
Have decided to steer clear of trying new dishes for the near future...