Galangal stalks

Galangal shoots and stalks in Vietnamese cuisine

Galangal is the rhizome of Alpinia officinarum (and some relatives), a plant in the ginger family. It has a hot spicy taste and used as a spice in Vietnamese cuisine. Galangal is known as a spice that enhances the flavor of dishes and is also a valuable medicine, but few people know that galangal leaves,

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Fingerroots in Vietnamese cuisine

The fingerroot (Boesenbergia rotunda) belongs to the the ginger family (Zingiberaceae) and it usually grows in damp shaded lowland areas or on hill slopes, as scattered plants or thickets. It is native from southern Yunnan Province, China, to the western parts of Southeast Asia. The common English name refers to its finger-like rhizomes. In Vietnam,

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