11.10.2014

A spice in Sri Lanka - Goraka スリランカのスパイス - ゴラカ


As we know, there are many kinds of spices in Sri Lanka and those spices are used for its famous Sri Lankan curry and they make variety of the taste.  This is a spice called Goraka.  You may know the name as Garnicia.  Usually used them after dried once from the fruits which are plenty in the tree.  These are used for fish curry mostly and this usage is very similar to the way to cook fish in Japan.
Goraka has sour taste and we use pickled plums which has also has sour taste for simmered mackerel and anchovies.  From the look I could have not imagine the fruits but delighted to see the fruits in the tree for the first time.
今日は、スリランカのスパイスの紹介です。スパイスの使い方が、日本料理にも共通しているような感じのスパイスです。ゴラカと言うスパイスをご存知ですか?ガルシニアとも呼ばれているそうです。スリランカのカレーには欠かせないものの一つです。主に、魚のカレーに使われます。スパイス自体は酸味があります。タマリンドとは、ちょっと違う酸味かな?ちょうど、魚の煮付けに梅干しを使うような感じでしょうか?見た目からは想像できませんが、実際に実がなっているのを見ると、この乾燥した実がこのようになるのかと驚きがあります。

2 comments:

Slypan said...

I have not known that, but it does not look like spice but fruit to be eaten.
You don't use it for Cafe Japan menu, do you ?

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We have never tried though it may suit Japanese food, too.