Fresh Bamboo shoot is delicious in any stir-fry but please note that it cannot be eaten raw - it can be toxic.
Peel the skin, cut and soak, then boil it for half an hour to remove any bitterness. Brine it or slice and use in stir-fries.
You can add vinegar and/or sliced red chillies while boiling it. It is used a lot in Chinese cuisine as well as in North Eastern cooking and also in Konkani cooking.
Seasonal: Available June-September
Rs. 100.00The most popular mushroom has found its way in all cuisine. Largely composed of water and shrink noticeably during cooking. Best cooked in butter or a good oil. Fry over a moderately high heat so that as they shrink the water evaporates and they don't stew in their own juices. For the same reason do not fry too many at once in the same pan.
Not Available at present - Rs. 180.00
Sweeter than Broccoli with a peppery edge. Eat stem and all. Stir fry or blanch in hot water followed by a soak in cold water to retain the colour.
Gailon is best served blanched or stir fried and topped with a mixture of oyster sauce, sugar and fried garlic or shallots.
Rs. 150.00The easiest way to use horseradish is to simply cut off the brown peel and shred or grate some fresh horseradish to serve as a flavoring for hearty soups or stews. Shred as close to serving time as possible, since horseradish turns bitter and discolors within a few hours.
Rs. 80.00Krachai is not just any rhizome, but a very specific kind with its own distinctive piquant flavor and tangy fragrance that cannot be mistaken with other members of the ginger family to which it belongs. Known also as "lesser ginger", "lesser galangal" and "Chinese key," this root is comprised of a cluster of long, slender, orangish brown fingers joined to an insignificant, knobby ginger-like rhizome. It has an exuberant, aromatic quality. The fingers are cut into fine slivers and tossed along with other fragrant herbs into hot-and-spicy seafood stir-fries, curries and soups.
Rs. 100.00Our oyster mushrooms come in a spectrum of colours - pink, grey, white and yellow. At present we have grey and white. They are often called designer mushrooms due to these unusual colours.
Rs. 190.00This leafy green Chinese vegetable belongs to the cabbage family (though tastes nothing like cabbage!). It has long green, slightly ribbed leaf stalks and soft oval green leaves. The leaves and stems are best suited to brief stir-frying or steaming to retain their mild flavour.
A packet of typical Thai ingredients for your favourite thai dish.
Thai brinjal, thai bird chilly, thai sweet basil, thai galangal, kaffir lime leaves and lemon grass are in the pack.