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Herbs & Spices

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spice growers to offer unrivalled quality, selection, and freshness. Our ever growing collection of spices and blends represent our passion for flavourful food and exploring new cultures through food.

Traditionally we have been known for our single source spices (Cinnamons, Turmeric, Paprikas, Sumac) but over the last few years we have built a steady following for our custom made blends (Lebanese 7 Spice, Dukkah, Zatar) all of which were lovingly formulated by our team of spice experts (with input from our amazing customers).

Our team is always working on new and exciting blends that represent the ever changing culinary landscape. If you have any ideas for new blends we would love to hear from you.
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    African Gift Box

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    The African Gift Box includes Ethiopian Berbere, Arabian Baharat and Durban Curry. These spice mixtures can be used to prepare a wide range of Ethi...

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  • Ajwain South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ajwain

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    Ajwain is probably native to Egypt, and is widely used throughout South and Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and known by many names...

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  • Anise Seeds, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Anise Seeds, Organic

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    Anise has a fresh, delicate licorice flavour. Native to the Middle East (the Arab name is yanisun), it is widely used throughout Europe, the Middle...

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  • Arabian Baharat Monsoon Coast - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Arabian Baharat

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    A tasty Europe fusion featuring paprika, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.Ingredients: black pepper, paprika, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, ci...

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  • Caraway Seeds South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Caraway Seeds

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    Caraway (carum carvi) is has a warm, earthy, nutty flavour and fragrance that incorporates notes of fennel, anise, cumin, citrus, dried mint and eu...

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  • Caraway Seeds, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Caraway Seeds, Organic

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    Caraway (carum carvi) is has a warm, earthy, nutty flavour and fragrance that incorporates notes of fennel, anise, cumin, citrus, dried mint and eu...

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  • Cardamom, Green South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cardamom, Green

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    Elettaria Cardamomum has a sweet exotic perfume unlike any other spice. Use it in savoury dishes (notably curries) and sweet – cardamom goes beauti...

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  • Ethiopian Berbere Monsoon Coast - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ethiopian Berbere

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    A fiery blend including roasted fenugreek, ajwain and other spices. Great with meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Ingredients: red chili, fenugreek,...

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  • Gum Arabic/Char Goond, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Gum Arabic/Char Goond, Organic

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    Char Goond | Gum arabic, also known as gum acacia, char goond or meska. Gum arabic is the hardened sap of the Acacia Senegal tree, which is found i...

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  • Moroccan La Kama Monsoon Coast - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Moroccan La Kama

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    A delicious spice blend from Tangier, La Kama is used to prepare tajines or Moroccan stews, to serve over couscous. The flavor is warming, rather t...

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  • Ras el Hanout Monsoon Coast - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ras el Hanout

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    In North Africa this fabled mixture represents the pinnacle of the spice blenders art. Ras el Hanout or "Top of the Shop" is a complex blend unique...

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  • Rose Harissa Monsoon Coast - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Rose Harissa

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    Rose harissa contains dried rose petals. This softens the heat of the chillies and adds a rich, complex, floral undertone.

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"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

"Excellent spot to find otherwise obscure ingredients. I found long peppercorns after a year of searching and real wasabi!"

"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."