Lemongrass

Southeast Asia’s Not-So-Secret Ingredient
Citronella’s Cousin

“Lemongrass is one of the defining flavors of Vietnamese cooking.” — Charles Phan

Lemongrass has been called the not-so-secret ingredient of Vietnamese cuisine. But not just Vietnamese Thai, Cambodian, and other Asian cooks also use it to good effect.

Cooking with lemongrass

Lemongrass

What It Is: Lemongrass is the common name for a family of more than 50 species of a plant type native to India and tropical Asia.  Continue reading

Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi
A Unique Japanese Spice Blend

Using shichimi togarashi in cooking fusion cuisine

Shichimi Togarashi, used by Bruioza in
Prize-Winning Pork Recipe

You see it on the table in Japanese restaurants and on the shelves in Asian markets.  The spice Shichimi Togarashi  七味唐辛子,  is usually packed in a distinctive little round red tin.

There may even be some in your Continue reading