Some Important Herbs And Spices Used In Thai Cooking

It requires a special blend of spices and herb to make delicious Thai food. There are different types of herbs and spices used in Thai cooking.  Below are a few herbs and spices that are frequently used:

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1. Sweet Basil

Sweet basil is a type of basil that is used in Thai food. It is cooked in different sauces and food to release it taste and aroma. It is usually used in hot and spicy Thai recipes and compliments proteins like chickens, beef and pork. 

2. Cinnamon             

Cinnamon is actually the bark of a specific tree. In Thai recipes a specific type of cinnamon is added, which is taken from the Cassia tree. It is added in most of the meat dishes. 

3. Bird Chilli

It is one of the smallest chillies in the world but also one of the spiciest in taste. These chillies are frequently used in Thai recipes and are used in curry pastes and for seasoning. 

4. Citron       

It is a dark green coloured fruit. It has very thick skin and is very aromatic. This is the main reason it is often used for flavouring purposes.  

5. Cloves       

These are dried buds of an evergreen tree that grows in the Molucca islands. These are one of the most expensive spices and are frequently used in curries and sauces. These are used in most western cuisines.  

These are some of the frequently used herbs and spices in the best Thai restaurants in Melbourne.