Galangal Root Powder (Thailand)
Galangal Root Powder (Thailand)
Galangal Root Powder (Thailand)
Galangal Root Powder (Thailand)

Galangal Root Powder (Thailand)

Galangal is a tropical plant from the same family as ginger, also known as Thai ginger, it has a spicy and slightly lemony flavor.

  • Power of the spice: 7,5/10
  • Main notes: a spicy and slightly lemony flavor.
  • Use: Daily and Asian cooking
  • Origin: Thailand

At Comptoir de Toamasina, you will buy the best galangal root at the best price per kilo. Find out how to buy galangal spice, use it and, above all, delicious recipes.

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Galangal, also known as blue ginger or Chinese galangal, is a rhizomatous plant belonging to the ginger family. Native to Southeast Asia, this spice has been used for centuries in Asian cuisine for its unique flavor and medicinal properties.

Galangal powder is obtained from the dried and crushed rhizome of the plant. 

Buying galangal online means having Asia come to your kitchen.

This spice is widely used in Thailand.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of galangal, this Asian spice that awakens the taste buds and ignites the imagination. At Comptoir de Toamasina, we invite you to discover powdered galangal, a refined alternative to ginger, which will transform your dishes with its peppery and lemony flavor.

Why include galangal in your culinary palette?

  • A Subtle Flavor:  Galangal, with its delicate and exotic notes, is the chefs' secret for dishes with deep and complex aromas. We discover a touch of pepper and citrus. More citric than ginger and less spicy than powdered ginger. Galangal powder is unique.
  • A Sensory Journey:  Each pinch of powdered galangal is an invitation to a culinary journey to Asia, land of mysteries and traditions.

Le Comptoir de Toamasina - Your guide to the art of spices  Under the direction of Arnaud Sion, Le Comptoir de Toamasina is more than a spice shop; it’s a door open to a world where flavors are king. We select the highest quality spices for you, so that every meal is a celebration of life and taste.

You will discover recipe ideas, usage tips and much more on our blog as well as on our YouTube channel.

Let yourself be seduced by powdered galangal and rediscover the pleasure of cooking with passion and creativity. Visit our site for inspiring recipes and make every dish a work of art.


Before telling you about the history of galangal, its use in cooking, I would like to tell you that galangal is a particularly unique rhizome, it is part of the ginger family, replaces it and is less spicy than this one. This is ideal for long infusions.

Discover galangal, a captivating spice that delights the senses and intrigues the taste buds. Here is an overview of this precious root for your Le Comptoir de Toamasina site:


Galangal, sometimes nicknamed "Thai ginger", is a fascinating spice prized for its culinary and medicinal virtues. This side is banned in Europe and we are not going to develop it.

Native to Southeast Asia and southern China, this plant from the Zingiberaceae family occupies a special place in traditional Chinese medicine and Asian gastronomy.

  • THE RHIZOME: Galangal appears in the form of a rhizome, similar to ginger, with a fibrous and fleshy texture. Its distinctive flavor, both spicy and comforting, is enhanced with peppery and lemony notes, bringing incomparable depth of taste to many dishes.
  • USE IN COOKING : Galangal is an essential ingredient in many Asian recipes, including curries, soups such as the famous Tom Kha Gai, and marinades. Its unique flavor is an advantageous substitute for ginger in many preparations, offering a touch of exoticism and freshness.

At Comptoir de Toamasina, we offer galangal powder of exceptional quality, carefully selected to enhance your culinary creations and take care of your well-being.


When we want to use galangal, we don't know exactly its flavor. Here I will decipher for you that galangal is a unique and incredible spice. Discover galangal, often called "Thai ginger" , a captivating spice that captivates with its unique aromatic profile.

Initially, galangal seduces with its exceptionally aromatic scent, revealing nuances of citrus and lemon, reminiscent of kaffir lime.

These refreshing notes intertwine with touches of pepper and camphor, pleasantly tickling the senses.

In the mouth, the flavor of galangal clearly stands out from that of ginger.

From a delicate initial sweetness, it evolves towards a characteristic hint of spiciness. This combination evokes a subtle marriage between Ceylon cinnamon, rose and camphor, offering a taste experience that is both complex and delicate.

Galangal also offers a slightly spicy and lemony flavor, making it both an exotic and aromatic spice. Its palette of tastes, combining a mild spicy note with floral and lemony accents, makes it an ideal ingredient for a variety of dishes, including Thai and Indonesian dishes.


Galangal is a fascinating spice that can be used in a variety of ways to enrich your dishes with its unique flavors. Here's how you can use it in cooking:

Use of Galangal Powder:

  1. In Asian Dishes: Sprinkle powdered galangal into dishes such as stir-fried vegetables, soups, chicken and seafood, often accompanied by coconut milk.
  2. In Drinks: Add it to your vitamin drinks for a spicy and fragrant touch. A very good combination with acai powder.

Use of Galangal Rhizome:

  1. To Perfume: Grate fresh galangal rhizome over fish and poultry to give them an exotic aroma.
  2. In Soups and Sauces: Use it in soups, court broth or sauces for white meats, where its use is magical to enhance these dishes.
  3. As a Ginger Replacement: Galangal can replace ginger in pastries because it is milder.

Practical advice :

  • Dosage: Start with a small amount, as galangal has a very strong taste that can easily overpower.
  • Combination: Combine it with other spices like cardamom or cinnamon for a harmonious blend.

Galangal offers a tangy, slightly sweet flavor, with floral and lemony notes, making it ideal for adding flavor to soups, curries, sauces and marinades. Don’t hesitate to experiment with galangal to discover how it can transform your favorite dishes!

To learn more about our galangal, you can discover its use on my blog and YouTube channel. 


Galangal is a spice that can transform your dishes into real culinary adventures. If you make a recipe, everyone will say what is this sweet and lemony ginger, you will say it's galangal.

Here are some inspirations, ideas and recipe suggestions to incorporate galangal into your cooking:

For Soups and Broths:

  1. Tom Kha Gai: This traditional Thai soup combines the sweetness of coconut milk with the tangy flavor of galangal, enhanced by touches of lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.
  2. Galangal Infusion: Enjoy the health benefits of galangal by enjoying a delicious herbal tea, highlighting its unique taste.

For the Main Dishes:

  1. Beef Rendang: This spicy and tasty Indonesian dish benefits from an incomparable depth of flavor thanks to galangal, integrated into a long-simmered preparation.
  2. Green Curry: Use powdered galangal in a green curry for a lemony, spicy note that pairs perfectly with the heat of green chilies.

For Desserts:

  1. Chocolate Lollipops: Surprise your guests with chocolate lollipops enhanced with a spicy touch of galangal, for an original and memorable end to the meal.

For Accompaniments:

  1. Risotto: Add a pinch of powdered galangal to your risotto for an exotic variation on this Italian classic.

For Drinks:

  1. Cocktails: Dare to experiment with galangal in your cocktails to add a spicy and exotic note.

I am Arnaud Sion, the creator of Comptoir de Toamasina and I want to take your taste buds on a journey with galangal powder. Every use of my spices should be an adventure. Discover its use on my YouTube channel and my blog. 


Here I offer you some simple and easy recipes if you are lacking inspiration, it takes a few minutes to make them and take your taste buds on a journey: 

  1. Galangal Chicken Curry:

    • Preparation: Brown the onions, garlic and ginger in oil. Add the tomatoes, then the chicken and let cook. Stir in coconut milk and spices, including powdered galangal. Simmer until the chicken is tender. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving with rice.
  2. Tom Yum Galangal Soup:

    • Preparation: Heat the chicken broth with crushed lemongrass, red peppers and powdered galangal. Add the mushrooms and shrimp, simmer until cooked. Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
  3. Carrots with Caramelized Galangal:

    • Preparation: Cook the carrots in butter and honey until tender. Sprinkle with powdered galangal, salt and pepper. Let it caramelize slightly before serving.
  4. Tropical Galangal Smoothie:

    • Preparation: Mix all the ingredients until smooth. Add galangal powder according to your taste. Serve chilled.
  5. Galangal Marinated Chicken:

    • Preparation: Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, powdered galangal, crushed garlic and coriander. Marinate the chicken fillets in this mixture for a few hours, then grill or bake them.
  6. Rice Pilaf with Galangal and Almonds:

    • Preparation: Brown the onion in butter, add the rice and fry briefly. Add the chicken broth and powdered galangal. Let it simmer until the rice is cooked. Garnish with flaked almonds before serving.
  7. Shrimp Salad with Galangal and Mint:

    • Preparation: Mix the shrimp with chopped fresh mint and coriander, diced cucumber, powdered galangal, lemon juice and olive oil. Refrigerate before serving.
  8. Chocolate and Galangal Cake:

    • Preparation: Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, yeast and galangal powder. Add the eggs, milk and melted butter. Pour into a mold and bake until the cake is done.


Galanga, this exotic and fragrant spice, has a fascinating history that spans time and continents. Let's discover together its little history, the taste of galangal and its unique history: 

  • Ancient Origins: Cultivated since Antiquity, galangal finds its first traces in China, where its use dates back at least 1000 years. The Egyptians also knew it, integrating it into kyphi, an incense used for its ritual and medicinal properties.
  • Journey through Civilizations: Throughout the centuries, galangal has traveled Asian trade routes, enriching the cuisines and medicinal practices of various cultures. It has become a pillar of traditional Chinese medicine and Asian cuisine, notably in iconic dishes like tom yam and tom kha gai soups.
  • Galangal in Europe: Introduced to Europe by Arab merchants, galangal gained popularity in the Middle Ages. Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th-century religious and scholarly figure, called it “the spice of life,” choosing it as one of her favored remedies.
  • Galangal Today: Today, galangal is cultivated in various tropical regions, particularly in Southeast Asia. It is closely associated with Cambodian cuisine and is used fresh, dried or powdered to flavor a variety of traditional dishes.

Galangal remains an essential part of Asian cuisines and is gaining recognition around the world for its distinctive flavor.

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