Chow Mein

WHAT IS IT? Chow mein are yellow noodles made of wheat flour and eggs. Chow mein literally translates to ‘Fried Noodles’ in Chinese. These are generally used in stir fried chow mein dishes and served slightly crispy but can be used to make a saucy lo mein as well

Annatto Seeds

WHAT IS IT? Annatto seeds come from the achiote tree and are primarily used in Latin and Carribean cooking but can occasionally be found in Vietnamese & Filipino cuisines. It’s mainly used as a natural colouring agent to change oils to a bright yellowish red hue and used for stews, rice and noodle soups.

Lemongrass

WHAT IS IT? Lemongrass is a stalky grass-like medicinal herb used predominately in Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese cuisines. This herb has a strong lemony and refreshing scent and used for marinating meat, flavouring broths or steeping teas.

Chinese Eggplant

WHAT IS IT? Chinese eggplant are bright purple, tubular shaped fruit (yes, fruit!) that is most commonly used in stir fries or deep fried and braised. It’s spongy flesh absorbs all the flavours of the sauces and provides a slight sweetness and creaminess to any dish it is used in.