An important element in Vietnamese cuisine, in Singapore laksa leaves are primarily used in the spicy curry noodles soup called Laksa. For some strange reason, the herb is not used in Indonesian nor Thai cuisines.
Latin: Lycium ruthenicum Chinese: 黑果枸杞 English: Black Goji What are Black Goji Berries 黑枸杞? Grown high on the Tibetan plateau in western China, is a thorny flowering plant whose family is commonly known as the Russian box thorn in Europe….
Latin: Parmotrema perlatum English: Black stone flower, Kalpasi Sanskrit: Shaileyam Tamil: Kalpasi, Marapasi Malayalam: Adal Poove, Celeyam, Kalpuvu Kannada: Kalahu, Kaluhuva Marathi: Dagad Phool Hindi: Pathar ka phool, Dagad Phool Urdu: Riham karmani What is Kalpasi? Also known as ‘black…
Latin: Lactarius deliciosus English: Saffron milk cap, Red pine mushroom French: Lactaire délicieux Italian: Sanguinaccio (Calabria), Sanguinin (Liguria), Lardaru Sanguignu nel salento (Puglia), Rossella, Sanguinello, Pennenciole, Pennecciola, Pineggiola (Toscana), Sanguinoso (Umbria) Spanish: Mízcalo, Niscalo, Rebollón, Robellón Portuguese: Sancha, Tancha, Pinheira,…
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….
ordyceps Militaris seems to be a more sustainable and affordable alternative to Ophiocordyceps Sinensis, unless you are filthy rich. But you have to be realistic about what you can get out of Cordyceps Militaris, because it may not be as effective as its wild ancestor. Furthermore, you have to be careful about contamination by consuming only fresh or dried whole Cordyceps Militaris, not in supplement form.
English: Asafoetida, Yellow Powder, Devil’s Dung Hindi: हींग (hīng) Bengali: হিং (hiṅ) Malayalam: കായം (kāyaṃ) Tamil: பெருங்காயம் (perunkayam) French: Merde du Diable German: Teufelsdreck Dutch: Duivelsdrek Afrikaans: Duiwelsdrek Swedish: Dyvelsträck Finnish: Pirunpaska, Pirunpihka Estonian: Juudavaik Turkish: Şeytan tersi, Şeytan boku,…
English: Baby Purple Artichoke, Fiesole Artichoke Italian: Carciofo violetto Artichokes belong to a species of thistle and the edition part of the plant is the flower bud. Native to the Mediterranean, artichokes were eaten by the ancient Greeks and Roman….
Once widely available from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean, the Bath Asparagus is not an asparagus ( Asparagus officinalis) but part of the lily family.
Now a rare plant in the wild, it is only found in the UK in some places such as the south of Bath. Hence the English name “Bath Asparagus”. It is believed that the plant was introduced to Bath by the Romans two thousand years ago.