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Indonesian, Rare & Unusual, Thai

The Fingerroot: A Delicious Southeast Asian Male Aphrodisiac

Latin: Boesenbergia rotunda English: Fingerroot, Galingale, Tumicuni Cambodian: K’cheay ខ្ជាយ Thai: Krachai กระชาย Indonesian: Temu Kunci Vietnamese: Ngải Bún, Nga Truật Chinese: Aochunjiang 凹脣薑 Dutch: Temoe Koentjie What is Fingerroot? Fingerroot, Boesenbergia rotunda, belongs to the ginger family called Zingiberaceae….

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Indonesian, Korean, Rare & Unusual, Recipes, Singaporean, Thai

What is fermented fish sauce?

Chinese:  魚露 Ancient Chinese: 鮨 Korean: Jeotgal 젓갈, Jeot 젓 Japanese: 魚醤 Thai: nam pla น้ำปลา Vietnamese: nước mắm Tagalog: patis Ancient Greek: Garos γάρον Latin: Garum, Liquamen English: Worcestershire sauce, fish pickle, fish sauce I am very fortunate to have an understanding partner, who lets me cook whatever I…

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Tempeh

  Indonesian: tempeh Tempeh is not a relative of tofu, despite looking similar and is made from soy beans. It was developed independently in Java, Indonesia, and the whole production process differs significantly from tofu. Likewise, the taste and ways…

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Belachan

Malay: Belachan This is considered by many to be the smelliest ingredient on earth. When heated, the smell is compared to fried human feces. So be warned!!! Belachan is a paste made from grounded sun-dried rotten shrimps. Widely used in Southeast…

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