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ga·lan·gal

, galanga (ga-lan'găl, -gă),
The rhizome of Alpinia officinarum (family Zingiberaceae); an aromatic stimulant and carminative.
Synonym(s): Chinese ginger
[Mediev. L. galanga, mild ginger, fr. Chinese]

galangal

(găl′ən-găl′, gə-lăng′gəl)
n.
1. Either of two plants (Alpinia galanga or A. officinarum) of eastern Asia, having pungent, aromatic rhizomes used medicinally and as seasoning.
2. The dried roots of either of these plants. In both senses also called galingale.
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Pecah periok Stem Leaf RUTACEAE Citrus aurantifolia Swingle Limau nipis Fruit ZINGIBERACEAE Alpinia galanga Swartz Lengkuas Rhizome Curcuma domestica Valeton Kunyit Rhizome Curcuma mangga Valeton Temu putih Rhizome Curcuma ochorrhiza Val.
This is a reference to Chico Rei who before being enslaved was the king of Galanga in West Central Africa.
75) possess plenty of chile pepper power, along with the requisite umbrella mushrooms, galanga root, lemongrass, lime leaves and cilantro.
KAFFIR LIME Thai food aficionados swoon over the aromatic taste of the leaf of the kaffir lime, sometimes known as the Thai lime, which, along with lemongrass and galanga, is the main spice in that nation's curries, soups and stir-fries.
The Thai Hot and Sour Chicken Soup is made from chicken stock, coconut milk, lime zest and lime juice, fish sauce, salt, black pepper and a flavoring essential for Tom Yum soup that's labeled "instant sour shrimp paste" although it contains no shrimp (the ingredients are palm oil, water, salt, lemongrass, chili, MSG, sugar, garlic, galanga and citric acid).
I used this section quite frequently to look up such items as cornichons, ghee, galanga, misco, and bulgur wheat.
Then there are the more unusual flavours of galanga, a root similar to ginger but with a much more subtle and delicate flavour.
I found pak choi, choisum, bok choi, galanga, lemongrass, fresh coconut milk, bushels of coriander, wreaths of pungent basil, mountains of mint and a multi-coloured selection of what I presume were members of the potato family.
The purpose of this investigation was to extract and identify the bioactive phytochemicals from smaller galanga (Alpinia officinarum Hance).
50), tart and spicy, not overly coconut creamy, yet with all those great Thai flavorings (lemon grass, kaffir lime, tamarind, galanga root) and plenty of moist white-meat chicken, straw mushrooms and cabbage.