Tumicini (Galingale)

Tumicini (Galingale)
Fresh Herbs


Product Code: HB16 - Brand: Fresh Herbs
Postal Weight: 0.11 kg


Tell a friend about this site or product


Tumicini (Galingale): Fresh Thai Produce

Thai Name: Kra Chai

Tumicini is from the ginger family but is known to be considerably mild when compared to other forms of ginger. The root is known by many names such as Galingale, Chinese Ginger and in the Thai language is known as Kra Chai. The herb was also named Finger root in English, because of the way the rhizome stems from one point like fingers on a hand. This is a hugely beneficial herb that is used for medicinal and culinary purposes.

In China and Southeast Asia, the Tumicini is used from fresh when cooking, but in the western world is usually sold pickled or frozen. For medicinal purposes, the root can be used to treat tonsillitis and gastric conditions. The root can also be dried, ground and used to treat dysentery. This is definitely a diverse and natural product for all seasons and uses.

When used in a Thai culinary way, Tumicini is an ingredient in virtually all curry pastes and can be finely slices and used in fish curries. Because of its mild yet distinctive taste and aroma, Kra Chai has become a favourite ingredient for Thai Chefs and families. You will find this herb in most Thai kitchens. This vegetable can also be peeled, sliced and used raw in a summer Thai rice dish named khao chae.

Thai herbs, spices and vegetables personify a healthy organic lifestyle. They use fresh ingredients for every meal, with natural colourings, as opposed to the chemical concoctions in the western world. It is no wonder that amazingly beneficial herbs such Tumicini are the staple ingredients of all Thai dishes. Not only are they good for your body, but also taste great and can be used in a medicinal sense. This is why Thai herbs and spices are becoming much sought after the world over.

Fresh produce from Thailand.

similar items


Fresh Herbs

Thai Coriander Root

Fresh Herbs

Kaffir Lime Leaves

Fresh Herbs

Thai Parsley / Stinking

Fresh Herbs

Thai Mint

Fresh Herbs (100g)

Customers who bought this item also bought

Coconut Milk (Aroy-D)

400ml by Aroy-D

Coconut Milk

400ml by Chaokoh

Palm sugar blocks

500g by XO

Oyster Sauce

600ml by Maekrua

Disclaimer: Although we make every effort to ensure product information is correct and up-to-date, we are not responsible for typos, inaccuracies or mis-information on this site. Actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. We recommend that you do not solely rely on the information presented and that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using or consuming a product, especially if you suffer from food allergies.

Never miss a deal

Exclusive offers available online.
New delicious thai recipes.
Promo code for 10% off your next order.

Celebrity testimonials

Rick Stein
Bestseller author

What's more, thai-food-online.co.uk has been listed as the recommended suppliers to get authentic...

Read full endorsement

Norman Steele

I received my first order today and it was delivered in perfect condition. I don't recall being able to buy fresher ingredients anywhere!

Read full endorsement


After ordering her ingredients from Thai Food Online, Sam Fox serves up a tasty meal and proves...

Read full endorsement