$8.00 – $25.60
A key ingredient in our Chinese Five Spice, Sichuan Peppercorns are also used in Nepali (Gurkha), Tibetan and Bhutanese cooking. Chowmein in Nepal is often served with a Sichuan Pepper sauce. Sichuan has lemon overtones and causes a tingling of the mouth when eaten.
Great in stir fries, sauces & combined with Chiles in Chinese dishes.
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Ginger$6.50 – $20.80
Due to its appearance, Ginger was originally referred to as Horn Root. Versatile enough to use in both sweet and savory dishes, ginger is known for its spicy, sweet, and warm flavor.
Use in savory sauces, curries, chutney, and stir fry as well as in cookies, cakes and other desserts. Often called for in Chinese, Caribbean and Japanese cuisine.
Kombu$8.00 – $12.00
Edible kelp used in Japanese cuisine to make dashi, a nutritious all purpose kombu soup stock. Use also to season sushi rice, to add an umami flavor to your cooking, or to ease digestion with dried bean dishes. Our Kombu is wild harvested off the coast of Maine. It provides high concentrations of iodine, calcium, potassium, iron, carotene, and B vitamins.
Cinnamon ~ Indonesian Cassia$6.00 – $19.20
The Greek poet, Sappho, referenced Cassia in 7th century B.C. Though not the “true” Cinnamon, Cassia (also called Chinese Cinnamon) is often sold as Cinnamon in the U.S., where it’s preferred for its strong, spicy and lingering flavor.
Use in both sweet and strong savory dishes: candies, baked goods, meats, preserves, curries, and hot beverages. Cassia, with its intense aromatic qualities and taste, is the popular choice for Cinnamon Rolls.
Kaffir Lime Leaf$7.00 – $24.00
Native to South Asia, and popular in Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. Try in chili and soup recipes. Tip: helps keep the odor in check when steaming snails.
Coriander$5.50 – $17.60
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.