Spice Cuisine: Thai Spices and Seasonings

Thai food is very popular in the West, and Thai restaurants are becoming increasingly common in America. Thai cooking uses many distinct flavors, including the dried spices listed below. Much of the Thai food served in restaurants is complicated or uses rare ingredients, but basic Thai cooking, such as ordinary people in Thailand cook and eat at home, is not hard once you get a feel for flavor profiles and techniques. Our spices and recipes can help you get started with wonderfully seasoned Thai cuisine.

Asian Flavors Gift Box

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We've remade this gift box to include some of our newest and most popular Asian spices. When we think of Asian flavors, our minds conjure up exoti…

Tien Tsin Chinese Hot Red Chile Peppers

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Tien Tsin chile peppers are named after the province of China in which they are harvested. These chile peppers fall under the category of "exotics,"…

Chile de Arbol Peppers

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Chile De Arbol Peppers are named in reference to the woody stems attached to the pod. The Spanish translation of the name means "treelike." These b…

Thai Red Curry Powder, "Nam Prik Krung Kaeng Ped"

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Thai Curry Powder is a dry red powder that can easily be transformed into a paste by mixing it with water or fish sauce to the desired consistency. …

China "Number One" Ginger, Whole Root Or Powder

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Dehydrated Ginger root comes in whole and powdered form. It is very healthy and useful for baking, marinades and sauces. Once you find ginger creep…

Lemon Grass, Dried Chopped, Organic

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Lemon Grass is an essential ingredient in many Asian cuisines. Fresh lemon grass should always be your first choice, but unless you live in a city w…

Broken Pieces or Ground Star Anise

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Whole Broken Pieces or Ground Star Anise are practical for cooking purposes. The broken pieces will give you the same flavor at a third of the price…

Tamarind Paste

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Tamarind concentrate, also called tamarind paste, is a pure concentrate of tamarind. Tamarind is the pod of a tree native to Africa, but now mostly …

Turmeric

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Turmeric, essential to curry powder, is a member of the ginger family. It has a light, musky flavor along with a brilliant golden-orange color for wh…