Tag: Paleo

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

Koh Lipe: A piece of paradise (SEA 19)

Last post: Where to find Street Food in Pentai Chenang (SEA 18) After one more night on Langkawi and a 45 minutes ride with the speedboat we made our first… 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

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

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

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

Pandan Leaves

Pandan is a herbaceous tropical plant with long green leaves. In Southeast Asia, pandan leaves are used to lend a unique taste and aroma to many Thai desserts and some… Read More