Spice Route

Gaga over galangal

An aromatic rhizone that is native to EastAsia, galanga or galangal is often mistaken for ginger. Appearance aside (galangal is bigger and firmer than…

Star anise

Photo by: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS  Native to China and Vietnam, star anise has a strong, sweet, licorice flavour. Shaped like an eight-pointed star, it is the…

Cardamom

It’s quite easy to be obsessed with the fragrant aroma of cardamom, one of the world’s oldest spices, which is native to the Western…