Turmeric – White turmeric (ขมิ้นขาว ; khamin khaao)

Turmeric - White turmeric (ขมิ้นขาว ; khamin khaao)

White turmeric is the underground stem (rhizome) of the tropical plant Curcuma zedoaria in the ginger family. About 80 species of Curcumahave been identified, including the better-known culinary member of the family, the turmeric, with its deep yellow pigment.

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Thai food recipes with Turmeric – White turmeric (ขมิ้นขาว ; khamin khaao)

Naam phrik lohng reuua (น้ำพริกลงเรือ) – Literally translated as “boat embarking chili relish”, this particular boat seems to have drifted a long way from port and these days, the actual dish served in Thai restaurants is far away from the original version. We want to tell you the real story behind this dish and to present you with the original version’s recipe in its true character – as if the boat is still moored at the dock.

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