[Sca-cooks] galingale/galanga/galangal

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 11 06:20:45 PST 2007

On Jan 11, 2007, at 7:47 AM, Craig Jones wrote:

> I always thought that Galanga and laos were different beasts. From  
> my days
> in Thailand I remember Laos (Chinese Keys) as being long, white or  
> pale
> brown and finger like whilst Galanga was a larger root with a pink  
> tinge.

It's my understanding that one is the Greater, and one the Lesser,  
Galingale. I forget which is which, but yes, there's a reddish- 
skinned one and a whitish one... to me, both taste a fair amount like  
a Halls Eucalyptus Cough Drop. But as was pointed out, they've got  
"camphor" in their name, so I'm not surprised as a certain resinous  


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brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them  
eat cake!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

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