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Garam Masala

The literal meaning of garam masala is hot spices. Not hot as in spicy, but hot as in warming the body. You can buy ready made garam masala in the shops, but first of all the fragrance can never be … Continue reading

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Green Curry Paste

I know it’s easier to just buy green (or red) currypaste in a jar. But I think it’s fun to make some yourself. This way you know for sure what’s in it. No oil, for example. And you can increase the … Continue reading

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Comparing Sichuan Peppercorn Brands

Golden Lily (left in photo) Dried Red Pepper (Fa-Chiu), product of China Packed by : Heng Cheung Company Imported by Liroy B.V. Rijswijk Price : € 2.00 for 113 grams The smell vaguely reminds me of sichuanpepper. It’s not even … Continue reading

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Sichuan Chili Oil

The combination of chillies and sichuan peppercorns is just divine. And so typical of sichuan cuisine. I used to live in Beijing for 2.5 years. In this time I absolutely fell in love with Chinese cuisine, but sichuan cuisine in … Continue reading

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Fermented Black Beans

Black beans or tausi are made by fermenting and salting soybeans. The process turns the beans black, soft, and mostly dry. The flavor is sharp, pungent, and spicy in smell, with a taste that is salty and somewhat bitter and sweet. … Continue reading

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Kecap Manis

  Kecap Manis is a thick, sweet, indonesian soysauce. In the Netherlands you can find the above brands. Which is best? I think ABC-brand is the best.  (second from the left in photo) Serving suggestions: * Babi ketjap (Indonesian sweet, stewed … Continue reading

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