Torch Ginger Flower Bud (Bunga Kantan) in Dried Slices 50g

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Torch Ginger Flower Bud (Bunga Kantan) in Dried Slices 50g

Pretty in Pink, the Torch Ginger Flower Bud (Bunga Kantan) is well known for its floral fragrance and health benefits. It is the most sought after ingredient for Laksa and Asian Herb salads.

Torch ginger, scientifically known as Etlingera Elatior, is a herbaceous clumping plant used in culinary, for medicinal purposes, as an antibacterial agent and for  ornamental and floral arrangement purposes. Torch ginger (Etlingera Elatior) has also been known as torch lily, wild ginger or Philippine wax flower which belongs to the family of Zingiberaceae. It is native to Malaysia and Indonesia and is affectionately known as "Bunga Kantan".

Torch ginger inflorescence consists of three colours which are red, pink and white. The pink torch ginger is usually found in rural areas and jungle fringes while the white and red variants are rare. In Southeast Asia, torch ginger especially the inflorescence bud is famous for culinary purposes. It is an important ingredient used to enhance the flavours of many Malay, Nyonya, Indonesia and Thai dishes such as Laksa, Assam Laksa, Nasi Kerabu and Ulam, a kind of herb salad.


How To Use?

Simply Soak in warm water and let re-hydrate. You can then use it in cooking, salads or even to make refreshing pink drink. Torch ginger flower is aromatic and healthily addictive!