Shrimp Paste

WHAT IS IT? Shrimp paste (aka shrimp sauce) is a paste made with fermented shrimp and salt. It is used a lot in Asian cooking to flavour curries, broths, braised dishes, steamed dishes and fried rice and is very high in umami-ness.

Vermicelli Pasta

  WHAT IS IT? Vermicelli pasta is a type of pasta made of durham wheat semolina and is used in Middle Eastern dishes. Although they have almost the same name, they are not the same as vermicelli rice noodles which are rice noodles used predominately in Asian cuisines.