Galangal is a fantastic member of the ginger family. The plant has striking orchid-like blooms and is often found in subtropical and tropical gardens. The knobby root has a delicious exotic taste with a touch of pepper and ginger.
Best known as Thai Ginger, Galangal is similar to ginger in appearance, but not in flavor or texture. There are two primary types, Greater and Lesser.
Indian and Thai Curries make primary use of Galangal and it is a prime ingredient of the popular Bitters used in mixed drinks. Use ground Galangal with other spices such as Cumin, Coriander, and Thai
A versatile plant for Aboriginal people.The ginger tasting roots were eaten and the flesh from the bright blue fruit.The large leaves were thatched and used to make shelters and to wrap food for cooking. Excellent landscape specimen.
A close relative to the Lychee tree but much larger, stronger and more cold tolerant. The fruit is deliciously sweet. A highly ornamental tree with beautiful green leaves and clusters of yellow flowers that have a wonderful scent.
Fresh leaves from this tree are an indispensable ingredient in Indian cooking. The leaves are pretty much unknown in the West because they lose most of their flavour when dried. They have a distinct, spicy curry-like flavour and odour.