You wouldn't dream of eating sashimi without soy sauce and wasabi! But have you ever eaten fresh wasabi grated from the natural root? It's a rare treat and worth seeking out!
This traditional-style Japanese grater is known as 'oroshigane' or 'oroshiki'. It's made from sturdy stainless steel with sharp metal stud on the grating surface and a flattened end to hold.
Using this oroshigata, you can achieve a nice paste-like consistency which is ideal for mixing into dips, using in cooking or to serve as a condiment. There are no perforations through the plate so the grated paste is scraped from the surface.
It is commonly used to finely grate fresh wasabi root, root ginger, daikon and other vegetables used in Japanese cuisine. It's also useful for making garlic paste.
This cute design is called 'fugu' after the puffer fish which it resembles.
Made in Japan.
Please take care as the grater is sharp!