Quang Tri Greater Galangal
Quang Tri Greater Galangal
Quang Tri Greater Galangal
Quang Tri Greater Galangal
Quang Tri Greater Galangal
Sale price39 kr
Greater Galangal
Quang Tri
Feb 2021

Our Galangal is the variety of greater galangal. It is sourced from semi-wild plantations in sand dune forests on the coastline of central Vietnam in the region of Quang Tri. The region's warm and windy climate creates a very hardy plant with a special piney, spicy taste.

Our partner hand picks roots that are 2-3 years old as the rhizome becomes more complex the longer kept in the ground. After this the rhizomes are gently boiled and then dried in the sun before turned it into powder. That way we are part of the whole production chain and can ensure absolute quality and freshness. 

    Galangal is in the family of Zingiberaceae, that includes ginger, cardamum and turmeric. There are 4 main varieties of galangal – Greater galangal, lesser galangal, Chinese ginger and sand ginger. All of them are used in Southern and Southeast Asia in cooking, broths and as traditional medicine.

    The plant can grow up to 2 meters with long green leaves and reddish white flowers. The underground shoots of the plant are known as rhizomes and have a peppery, sweet, spicy flavor and strong aroma. Galangal was once widely used in ancient and medieval Europe.

    Dried galangal has quite a different taste from fresh galangal and they compliment each other extremely well. The dried spice gives a rather sharp full mouth experience and adds peppery depth to the more sweet, minty eucalyptus character of the fresh rhizome. It goes well in spicy and sour dishes with seafood, chicken, and fish as well as pork. Also a winner in small doses in salad dressing and chili sauces.

    We love to use it when we make curries or coconut based dishes and pait it often with Batak pepper, tamarind, lime, lemongrass. When we make our chicken pho it gives a wonderful new flavor profile to the dish. It goes very well with fish sauce and horseradish. Add is to smoothies, golden milk or medicinal teas.

    Pair with: Sour and spicy tastes. Chicken, broths, tamarind, Batak pepper, lime, coconut, ginger, chili, lemongrass.

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