WHAT IS BITTER MELON? Bitter melon is a melon used as an ingredient in savory dishes in Asia, India and the Caribbeans. Although it has a bitter flavor, people still enjoy it for it’s health benefits
Vegetables and Fruits
WHAT IS A LYCHEE? Lychee is a small, sweet and juicy fruit that originates from China and mainly enjoyed as is but has been gaining worldwide popularity & has been popping up as an ingredient in fusion recipes as well.
WHAT IS TARO? Taro is a starchy root vegetable that comes from a tropical plant that is similar to a potato – but it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It is used worldwide in many different…
WHAT IS EDAMAME? Edamame is a fresh young soy bean that has been harvested before it has matured. They are most commonly eaten as a snack in East Asia – usually steamed and tossed with a bit of salt.
WHAT IS IT? Yardlong beans (aka Chinese long beans) are thin, long beans mainly used Asian, Indian and Caribbean cuisines. They are most commonly used in stir fries, curries or eaten raw.
WHAT IS IT? Indian eggplants are a purplish-burgundy, cute little egg shaped fruit that is most commonly used in indian cooking and is usually stuffed or curried.
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…
WHAT IS IT? Korean radish is a variety of radish that is very mild in flavour with a crunchy texture and used in a variety of Korean dishes. Not be confused with it’s cousin the daikon radish which has…
WHAT IS IT? Daikon radish is a large root vegetable that is very versatile and commonly used in Asian cuisines and can be enjoyed both raw and cooked. You can use these in broths, unique sauces, salads, stews or as a condiment.