$5.50 – $21.00
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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Galangal$6.00 – $19.50
While used for centuries as a culinary spice, Galangal root was also used in folk magic. It was believed that chewing the root and spitting on the courtroom floor was the way to win a court case.
A relative of Ginger, Galangal has a strong citrus flavor with a peppery hot finish. Use in Thai soups and curries. It can also be finely chopped and pounded for use in pastes and teas.
Cinnamon ~ Indonesian Cassia$5.50 – $18.00
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.
Asafoetida/Fenugreek Blend$8.00 – $11.50
This powdered gum resin is used in Indian cooking. It has a foul smell, but when cooked it takes on an onion/garlic/leek flavor. Known as food of the Gods, it is also said to aid with digestion.
Asafoetida (Hing) is often used as an onion/garlic substitute in Indian dishes. Use sparingly–a little goes a long way. This blend uses Fenugreek as a processing agent rather than the more commonly found wheat.
Khmeli Suneli$5.50 – $18.00
Traditional spice and herb blend from the land of the Russian Czars, used to enhance anything from chicken to veggies to fruit sauces. It is a key ingredient of regional dishes such as Satsivi, a cold walnut sauce, and Tkemali, a savory Georgian plum sauce that is as versatile as catsup. Coriander, herbs, paprika, with a touch of Saffron form the base seasoning, which provides a Georgian accent to eggs, soups, sauces and more.