Lemongrass – A Thai Cooking Signature Flavor

Pyrmont Growers Market - Organic LemongrassLemongrass is a favorite herb found in Southeast Asian cuisines and is one of the special ingredients that make Thai cooking unique. The delicate, lemony essence is a signature flavor in Thai soups, salads and curries.

With increased popularity in East-West cuisines, this tropical herb is now widely available throughout the US, and can even be found in some supermarket chains. There is definitely no excuse to use the lesser-quality dry or powdered variety. Always use only the freshly grown lemongrass.

The strength of flavor in lemongrass can vary depending on where and how it is grown, so it’s always best to use this ingredient according to taste rather than specific measure.

In addition to it’s popularity in cooking, lemongrass is also known for its healing qualities.  For centuries, lemongrass has been used to treat colds, stomach disorders and indigestion, fatigue, back pain and other maladies.

Come in soon and experience the joy of lemongrass found in many of our signature dishes including Tom Yum Soup with Chicken or Tofu.

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