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2008-06-25


Note from Ms. Yummylicious:
Price ranging below RM5/ packet.
Usually it is the size of a (MYR) 20cent coin/ star anise.

Note form Wiki:
Star anise, star aniseed, badiane or Chinese star anise, (Chinese: 八角, pinyin: bājiǎo, lit. "eight-horn") is a spice that closely resembles anise in flavor, obtained from the star-shaped pericarp of Illicium verum, a small native evergreen tree of southwest China. The star shaped fruits are harvested just before ripening. It is widely used in Chinese cuisine, in Indian cuisine where it is a major component of garam masala, and in Malay/Indonesian cuisine. It is widely grown for commercial use in China, India, and most other countries in Asia. Star anise is an ingredient of the traditional five-spice powder of Chinese cooking. It is also one of the ingredients used to make the broth for the Vietnamese noodle soup called phở. It is used as a spice in preparation of Biryani in Andhra Pradesh, a south Indian State.

Star anise contains anethole, the same ingredient which gives the unrelated anise its flavor. Recently, star anise has come into use in the West as a less expensive substitute for anise in baking as well as in liquor production, most distinctively in the production of the liquor Galliano. It is also used in the production of Sambuca, pastis, and many types of absinthe.
Star anise has been used in a tea as a remedy for colic and rheumatism, and the seeds are sometimes chewed after meals to aid digestion.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise

Recipe/s that use/s this item:
Braised Chicken Feet And Mushrooms

2008-06-17


Note from Ms. Yummylicious:
Price ranging below RM10/ bottle

Note from Wiki:
Fish sauce is a condiment that is derived from fish that have been allowed to ferment. It is an essential ingredient in many curries and sauces. Fish sauce is a staple ingredient in Vietnamese, Thai, Lao, Filipino cuisine and is used in other Southeast Asian countries. In addition to being added to cooking, fish sauce can also be used in mixed form as a dipping condiment, and it is done in many different ways by each country mentioned for fish, shrimp, pork, and chicken. In southern China, it is used as an ingredient for soups and casseroles.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_sauce


Recipe/s that use/s this item:
- Stir Fried Butter Sauce
-Thai Tomyam - Improvised!


Note from Ms.Yummylicious:
Also known as MSG.
Price ranging below RM5/ bottle.

Note from Wiki:
MSG is a sodium salt of glutamic acid, a non-essential amino acid. It is used as a food additive and is commonly marketed as a flavour enhancer.

Alternative names include:
sodium glutamate, flavour enhancer 621
2-aminoglutaric acid
2-aminopentanedioic acid
MSG
E number: E621
HS code: 29224220
Trade names include Ajinomoto, Vetsin, or Accent.
Although traditional Asian cuisine uses flavour-enhancing ingredients

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monosodium_glutamate

Recipe/s that use/s this item:
- Stir Fried Butter Sauce