Asia Food is normally sour, sweet, salty and spicy. The following are Commonly Used Ingredients in Asian Food Recipes: –
It is a perennial and lemon spotted plant. The outer green stalks should be discarded, only the bottom part of the whitish stem may be used.
Candlenut (buah keras)
A round shape, cream colored seed that contains a large amount of oil. it gains fragrance as well thickens the gravy of curry dishes.
Shrimp Paste (belacan)
it is made by fermenting shrimps and salt into paste and has a delicious flavor. Stir together with chilli and other spices in the heated pot.
Star Anise (bunga pekak)
A star shaped seed with 8 points and has a light and sweet flavor. It is used frequently in curry cuisine.
It has a light fragrance but is not spicy. usually measured with thumb and is commonly used in soups and curries.
The green leaves are slightly bitter and aromatic. they can be used whole for cooking.
With amazingly delicious aromatic taste, it is suitable for cooking with meat, seafood or vegetables.
it is one of the most commonly used ingredients in Indonesian cuisines. It can be added to curries or rice to enhance the fragrance.
This rice-shaped spice has a bitter pungence.
Yellow in color, it is a spice often used in curry making and is used to add flavor and color to the dishes.
It is the dried bark of laurel trees and contains a fragrant woody scent, suitable for meat and various cuisines.
It is made from the dried and sliced tamarind. It has a strong sour flavor and can be added directly when cooking.
It is one of the ingredients in the sour dishes. Add water to extract tamarind (assam) juice.