Thai Ginger – Galangal – Greater Galangal
Thai Ginger AKA Alpinia galanga, is a plant in the ginger family, bears a rhizome used as an herb in Southeast Asian cookery.
Thai Ginger’s rhizome is the “galangal” used most often in cookery. It is valued for its use in food and traditional medicine, and is regarded as being superior to ginger.
The rhizome of Thai Ginger has a pungent smell and strong taste reminiscent of black pepper and pine needles.
Thai Ginger, AKA Galangal is a common ingredient in Thai curries and soups, where it is used fresh in chunks or cut into thin slices, mashed and mixed into curry paste. Indonesian Rendang is usually spiced with Galangal.
Plants are in 2″ pots.