Coriander

Chili peppers may get all the attention, with their bright colors and flaming spiciness, but in my view the coriander plant is the real workhorse of Thai cuisine. Known as pak chee to the Thais, every part of the plant is used in Thai cooking. The green leaves of fresh coriander are often chopped up and sprinkled over soups and stir-fries, but they’re more than just a garnish. Fresh coriander lends a very specific flavor to many dishes that wouldn't taste the same without it.

Coriander

Chili peppers may get all the attention, with their bright colors and flaming spiciness, but in my view the coriander plant is the real workhorse of Thai cuisine. Known as pak chee to the Thais, every part of the plant is used in Thai cooking. The green leaves of fresh coriander are often chopped up and sprinkled over soups and stir-fries, but they're more than just a garnish. Fresh coriander lends a very specific flavor to many dishes that wouldn't taste the same without it.

Subscribe to RSS - Coriander