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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.
  • 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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  • Cinnamon Ground, Korintje, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cinnamon Ground, Korintje, Organic

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    With its sweet and mellow flavors, Korintje cinnamon is perfect for sprinkling atop oatmeal, pie crusts or your favourite herbal tea. Smoother than...

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  • Coriander Ground South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Coriander Ground

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    As a culinary herb, coriander (coriandrum sativum) is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. The seeds however have a completely different flav...

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

    Coriander Seeds

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    As a culinary herb, coriander (coriandrum sativum) is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. The seeds however have a completely different flav...

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  • Five Spice Powder South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Five Spice Powder

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    Five-spice powder star anise, cinnamon, Szechwan peppercorn, cloves and fennel immediately evokes Chinese cuisine. Blends differ, ours is spectacul...

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  • Pepper Threads South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Pepper Threads

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    Moderately hot, sweet, fragrant and brilliantly red, these chilli threads (Sil Koch'u) are from Shandong Province in North-Eastern China, but this ...

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  • Sichuan Peppercorns South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Sichuan Peppercorns

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    Also known as fagara, hua chiao, and, in Japan, as sancho, this is not a real pepper. It is not hot but has a distinctive fragrance and flavour, wh...

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  • Star Anise South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Star Anise

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    Star Anise (Illicium Verum, I. Anisatum) is the aromatic dried fruit of a small evergreen magnolia native to China. Its warm, sweet, spicy clove an...

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  • Peppercorns, Timut South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Timut Peppercorns

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    Nepalese timut peppercorns, like their relative, Szechuan peppercorns, create a pleasant, tingling sensation on the tongue, and are not peppercorns...

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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."