The Babaco fruit is torpedo shaped with five deep longitudinal furrows that resemble the shape of a star. The fruit's skin is smooth and thin and when fully rip will turn golden yellow in color.
Resembling a Chinese lantern, the gooseberry is wrapped in a thin, papery, inflated skin. These very tart, piquant fruits turn from a pale green to an amber or gold color as they ripen and offer a flavor similar to a gooseberry or a tart green grape.
Inventory, 10 lbs : 2.55
This item was last sold on : 11/22/14
Galangal root is available year round.
Galangal AKA Galanga, kah, Laos root and Garingal, is a tropical herbaceous plant and a member of the ginger family, cultivated primarily for its rhizome. Its appearance gives the first impression that it is, indeed, related to ginger. Both plant's roots are knobby, wild-shaped, fibrous and firm with similar textured and colored flesh. Their relation and appearance are where the general similarities end, though.
Galangal's rhizomes are pale sand-colored with earth-toned rings on its semi-rough surface. Its flesh is ivory to yellow in tone depending on its maturity. It has a floral and spicy aroma with earthy, woodsy and mustard-like flavors with subtle citrus undertones. The root is often dried to spice form creating a more subtle version of its mustard-like flavor profile while bringing out its musky earthiness.
Galangal is an aromatic stimulant and carminative. Its stomach soothing properties make it a suitable aid for nausea. It possesses tonic and antibacterial qualities which make it a useful ingredient in homeopathic remedies.
Galangal root is used primarily in Asian cooking, lightly crushed or pounded as an aromatic to add earthy flavor to broths and soups. If substituting for ginger, use a smaller amount as galangal is spicier, with brighter citrus notes. To store, refrigerate in a paper bag in the crisper drawer, or grate the entire root, lay in a line on a sheet of plastic wrap, wrap and twist ends tightly, then freeze.
Galangal is most often associated with Indonesian, Malaysian and Indian cuisine and food culture.
Galangal is native to Java and China as there are at least two different sub species known as greater and lesser galangal. It is cultivated throughout the Far East and South Pacific. Domestically, it grows in warmer regions of California and Florida.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Saffron||San Diego CA||619-574-7737|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Zeetogroup||San Diego CA||619-955-8558|
|Claire's on Cedros||Solana Beach CA||858-259-8597|
|Tom Hams Light House||San Diego CA||619-291-9110|
|Chef Drew Mc Partlin||San Diego CA||619-990-9201|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 ex 4|
|Crosby National Golf Club LLC||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-227-0172|
|Culinary Specialties||San Marcos CA||760-744-8220|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|Stone Brewing Commissary||Escondido CA||760-294-7866|
|Mission Bay Yacht Club||San Diego CA||858-488-0501 x14|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
Recipes that include Galangal Root. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Cafe Liz||Thai Red Curry|
|Breakaway Cook||Pumpkin Curry With Galangal and Fresh Turmeric|
|Blazing Hot Wok||Spicy-Savory Isaan-style Dip|
|The Perfect Pantry||Balinese Green Beans with Galangal|
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Near Tipton, United Kingdom
About 378 days ago, 11/11/13
Whole Foods Market Near Seattle, Washington, United States
About 490 days ago, 7/22/13
Spotter's comments : Whole Foods is carrying Galangal Root or "Thai Ginger" ;)
Whole Foods Market Near Austin, Texas, United States
About 543 days ago, 5/30/13
Spotter's comments : Galangal Root spotted at Whole Foods Market. Fresh
morrisons market street Near Dudley, United Kingdom
About 596 days ago, 4/07/13