Wordless Not-Wednesday: Lime Leaf

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lime leaves
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summary: Too bad we don’t have our own Lime tree; luckily for us, our Asian supermarket has lime leaf again! we can have Red Curry; get lime leaf now because it appears not to be available in the summer; happily, lime leaves freeze well; a Wordless Not-Wednesday post

Late last summer, we tried to replenish our supply of lime leaves. We went to both big supermarkets in Chinatown, T&T, the Korean supermarket (that sells other Asian foods as well) on Bloor. But no.

No lime leaves to be seen. Until yesterday!

Because so many of the people working in these stores speak zero English, we didn’t know how to ask for it.

But now, armed with this photo, we will be able to.

Lime Leaf
Asian Characters (we think) for Lime Leaf
So we can ask for it again….

Kaffir Lime Leaf Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix, jeruk purut, makrut) […]
Chinese(Cantonese): 酸柑 [syùn gàm] Syun gam
Chinese (Mandarin): 酸柑 [suān gān] Suan gan
Hindi: माल्टा Malta
Thai: มะกรูด, ลูกมะกูด, ใบมะกรูด Makrut, Magrood, Makut, Magood; Bai makrut (leaves); Luk makrut (fruits)
    The leaves, which have a charac­ter­istic shape due to their winged petioles, which almost look like leaves them­selves; if avail­able, the fruits, especially the fruit skin, may also be used. […] [K]affir lime leaves are a very popular spice in Thai­land; their charac­teristic flavour ap­pears in soups, stir-fries or curries
– Gernot Katzer, Spice Pages | Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix)

Ha! It never occurred to us to try in IndiaTown!


bay tree I still wish we could grow our own lime tree though. It could keep the bay tree company….