When you are in Vietnam you will always get a bowl of Pho(soup) served with a plate of garnishing including Thai Coriander. Unfortunately in my hometown in Czech Republic we do not have such benefit in Vietnamese restaurants. I think it’s time to cook your own bowl of pho and add all what this amazing soup deserve. A typical plate of garnishing that accompanies a bowl of Vietnamese pho would contain lime wedges, chopped Asian chili, fresh Thai basil, bean sprouts and cilantro.
Find place where you can buy fresh herbs and reach for cilantro. This herb has more then one name. You can ask for Sawtooth Coriander, Thai Coriander, Ngo Gai, Mexican Coriander, Phak Chee Farang, Daunketumbar Jawa, Chinese Coriander, and Long Leafed Coriander.
If you already have your own herb garden and you love Asian food you have to find a space for this species. In summer, watch that plants are given adequate water, if grown in full sun. Plants will also grow well in shade conditions.
Thai cilantro or whatever name of above names you like is very similar to normal cilantro/coriander but it has less significant flavor and aroma. Even people who do not like coriander (like Tomas) will eat it 🙂
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