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Sesame Seeds in Asian Cuisine

What is it and where does it grow? Sesame (/ˈsɛsəmiː/; Sesamum indicum) is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. Numerous wild relatives occur in Africa and a smaller number… 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

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

Garlic as Natural Antibiotic

Just an ingredient? No! There are so many recipes where we use garlic. But it is more than just an ingredient. Garlic can also be used as an natural antibiotic.… 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

How to grow your own lemongrass

What to use it for? Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), as its name suggests, is a lemony-tasting, grassy herb. Thai and other Asian recipes, as well as light summer recipes, incorporate lemongrass… Read More

Pumpkin in SEA cuisine

In South Asian countries such as India, pumpkin is cooked with butter, sugar, and spices in a dish called kadu ka halwa. Pumpkin is used to make sambar in Udupi cuisine. In Guangxi province, China, the leaves of… Read More

Vegan Zucchini Noodles

A dream will come true with this light and easy zucchini noodles recipe from Love.Food.Asia. This gluten free and 100 % vegan recipe is the perfect meal for a diet… Read More