I thought it was avocado, too

by CynthiaYockey on December 1, 2010

After seeing the following at “Learn From My Fail” (click on the graphic):

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I went looking for Rita Rudner’s story on her first encounter with wasabi (about three minutes in):

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I R A Darth Aggie December 1, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Well, let me tell you, if you get hot dogs in Japan and you see a yellow bottle and think it’s mustard, you’re wrong. Use sparingly.

I found out the hard way that its wasabe…

Attmay December 2, 2010 at 2:30 am

A friend of mine who once worked at a restaurant had something similar happen to her thanks to some co-workers who thought they were being funny. They put a big scoop of wasabi in an ice cream cone and told her it was pistachio ice cream. She took a bite. I imagine she’ll never get a stuffy nose again.

genes December 2, 2010 at 3:44 am

Thank you for the Rita clip. Always enjoyed her work, nice to hear jokes that don’t need to have every other word bleeped.

Graumagus December 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

Is it completely wrong that I sometimes add chili paste to the wasabi?

(It should be noted at this point that I have been known to eat whole scotch bonnet peppers raw)

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