Category: INGREDIENTS

Khanom chin (ขนมจีน)

Khanom chin are fresh, thin rice noodles in Thai cuisine which are made from rice sometimes fermented for three days, boiled, and then made into noodles by extruding the resulting… Read More

Holy Basil (Bai Ka-Prao)

Bai Ka-Prao (ใบกะเพรา) is also called Holy Basil, Indian Basil, King Basil or tulsi. This special kind of basil is called holy because Hindus and Buddhists us this herb in… Read More

Vietnamese Sticky Rice (Xôi)

Xôi is a sweet (ngọt) or savory (mặn) Vietnamese dish made from glutinous rice and other ingredients. Although it is often served as a dessert, in many mountainous areas in… Read More

Coriander / Cilantro – What would Asian cuisine be without it?

About coriander Coriander also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. Coriander is native to regions spanning from southern Europe and northern… Read More

Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii)

Murraya koenigii – Better known as Curry Tree The curry tree (Scientific – Murraya koenigii or Bergera koenigii | Hindi – करी पेड़ (spelled as karee per) | Sinhala – කරපිංචා (spelled as karapincha) is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae (the rue family, which includes rue, citrus, and satinwood), which is native… Read More

Thai Basil

Thai basil (Thai: โหระพา;Vietnamese: húng quế) is a type of basil native to Southeast Asia that has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. Widely used throughout Southeast Asia, its flavor,… Read More

Homemade Ghee

Black Sticky Rice (Kao Niow Dahm)

Black glutinous rice (Kao Niow Dahm) is a staple in South East Asia, used in several countries in a few closely linked sweet dishes. One of the highlights of breakfast… Read More

Ginger in Asian cuisine

Ginger, what would the Asian cuisine be without it? Ginger is a flowering plant, in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a… Read More

Cumin Seeds in SEA cuisine

Cumin, sometimes spelled cummin, (Cuminum cyminum) is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to India. Its seeds (each one contained within a fruit, which is dried) are used in the cuisines of many different cultures,… Read More