Wasabi Peas or Let Me Blow Your Mind
this is a really rubbish photo but there's something about wasabi peas that makes the macro function on my camera BLOW ITS MIND. Seriously. This is the best of a crap bunch.
Wasabi peas are such a delightful crunchy snack that it's a pity the picture doesn't do them justice. I was introduced to them a couple of years ago in a Hip Bar in Balaclava. You know, the kind of place that's full of concrete and dim lighting and doesn't have a name outside because all the truly Hip people can find it anyway?? I don't spend much time in Hip Bars these days, so when I do, I have to Shout It From The Rooftops (I was in a Hip Bar, did you hear?). Anyway, enough rambling from a demented housewife.
The wasabi pea handful has to be measured carefully. Get it right and you have an addictively good pre-dinner nibble. Pick up the wrong two peas in a pod however, and feel the wasabi blast through the space behind your eyesockets! I mutter obscenities, chew frantically and swallow. And reach for another handful. Hmmmn, not too bright am I?
But when they're good, they're soooo good. And available at most Asian groceries and sushi stores.