greater galangal

Definition

Food

  • The root of an Indonesian lily-like plant, Langusa galanga or Alpinia galanga, somewhat similar to ginger in appearance and with a sour gingery/peppery taste, used extensively in Southeast Asian cooking. The flowers, buds and young shoots may also be used as a garnish or vegetable.
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