Tiger Tiger Premium Wasabi Sauce

by Mrs Naga on October 25, 2010 · 3 comments

in Product Reviews

Tiger Tiger Wasabi Sauce

Tiger Tiger Wasabi Sauce

Hot Juan gave me this sauce when Darth Naga and I took over his house for a week or so. It has taken me all this while to locate this bottle again and crack open its delightfully green glowing box.

Tiger Tiger as a brand launched themselves in 1998, after working alongisde local chefs in India, China and Asia to bring delicious traditional flavours of the far east this way. With over 30 years experience and an online plethora of noodles, sauces, fruits and vegetables in their very wide range of products, their quality speaks for itself.

Ingredients: Sweetener Sorbitol (E420), Water, Vinegar, Salt, Sugar, Soybean Oil, Wasabi (7%), Mustard (6%), Horseradish (6%), Citric Acid, Stabilizer (E415), Tumeric, Natural Wasabi Flavour, Natural Colour (E141).

Inside this very detailed box contains a 62g tri-sided bottle with a little red cap. A beautiful chartreuse (bright green colour) with a smooth and relatively thin consistency; ideal for a dippling sauce. The immediate aroma is horseradish with a hint of mustard in the background. There is also a subtle sweet vinegarette scent.

I took a swig of the bottle (how ladylike!) and firstly tasted sweetness. The sweeneners and sugar in this sauce are very strong. Saddled alongside the vinegar, it makes a very interesting sensation on the tongue; sour AND sweet at the same time. The sweetness however lasts long after the vinegar has gone. With the vinegar hit, the wasabi doesn’t so much touch the tongue as assault the nostrils. I proceeded to get something Darth and I call ‘Wasabi nose’ (usually when he eats a whole handful of wasabi peanuts, or a whole dollop of wasabi on sashimi). The burning in the back of the nose is shortlived but enjoyable and allows you to appreciate the sweetness of the sauce. These three flavours work well together, however the sweetness is a little too strong for my tastes. I have to keep reminding myself that this sauce is a Wasabi SAUCE and not a paste. I prefer to have a much stronger flavour of wasabi. For those that would like to try wasabi in much smaller quantities, or get a subtle flavour, then this is an ideal sauce for you.

The bottle suggests that this sauce can be used not only on Sashimi (raw fish) but on all kinds of meats in any cuisine. I feel that it would work well in any sushi, salad, maybe with chips. But in traditional English cuisine it is perhaps not the best companion for bangers and mash or a Sunday roast.

This Tiger Tiger Premium Wasabi Sauce is available at Tesco for £2.49 and Asda for £1.87.


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avatar Jonny June 1, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Try it with cheese on toast. Absolutely magic.


avatar Mary Marlene Young April 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Where can we find this sauce Tiger Tiger Wasabi in close proximity to or in Memphis, TN.

I can get my UK granddaughter to get us some when she comes over, but that will be too long. We only have a tiny bottle bought at a little store in Arkansas. Is there a Memphis source or store close by where we can purchase.
Yall come on over for Memphis barbeque.


avatar Hot Juan April 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hi, Not sure where you could get it near Memphis, but http://www.amazon.com stock it see http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Wasabi-Authentic-Japanese-Mustard/dp/B0072XA7UG


AKA Hot Juan


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