Inventory, 10 lbs : 4.70
This item was last sold on : 04/16/15
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.
|Stone Brewing Commissary||Escondido CA||760-294-7866|
|Kettner Exchange||San Diego CA||312-415-5455|
|ComEns||Baja California CA||646-174-2910|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|Delicia's||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-8000|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Puesto-Downtown||San Diego CA||858-455-7711|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Saffron||San Diego CA||619-574-7737|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Belmont Park Cannonball||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Bikram's Students||San Diego CA||619-220-6811|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
Recipes that include Galangal Root. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Blazing Hot Wok||Spicy-Savory Isaan-style Dip|
|Tigers and Strawberries||Thai Chicken Soup For The Soul: Tom Kha Gai|
|The Culinary Chase||Lemongrass and Coconut Braised Beef Ribs|
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