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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.
  • Butcher's Blend Joe Beef - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Butcher's Blend

    Joe Beef
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    To recreate the Joe Beef experience at home. The Joe Beef restaurant is considered one of the best in Canada (81st best in the world [2015] and 3rd...

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  • Cajun/Creole Spice South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cajun/Creole Spice

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    A distinctive, peppery blend of ground chilis, peppercorns, herbs and spices traditional to the Gulf coast and Latin America. Use as a dry rub for ...

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  • Celery Seeds, Whole, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Celery Seeds, Whole, Organic

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    Celery seeds are not from the familiar crunchy vegetable, but from so-called wild celery (apium graveolen), which is inedible (possibly poisonous) ...

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  • Dulse Leaf Flakes, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Dulse Leaf Flakes, Organic

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    Dulse is a seaweed native to the Northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific. It is a popular food in Canada's Maritimes, in Iceland and in Ireland...

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  • Fennel Pollen (Can) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Fennel Pollen (Can)

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    Fennel Pollen has an intense, spicy-sweet, anise-like fragrance and flavour. Dust on seafood, vegetables, poultry, use it to flavour butters, sauce...

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  • File Powder South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    File Powder

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    Filé powder is a native North American herb made from dried and ground sassafras leaves. It has a woodsy, earthy flavour reminiscent of root beer. ...

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  • Fish Spice Joe Beef - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Fish Spice

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    Joe Beef fish spices owing their lightly sweet taste to natural cane sugar, these spices caramelize the fish and give it a nice crispy texture. Tha...

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  • Mexican Oregano South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Mexican Oregano

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    Not oregano at all, this native North American herb is much more intense, with flavours and fragrances suggesting thyme, sage and mint as well as o...

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  • New Mexican Chile Powder, Red South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    New Mexican Chile Powder, Red

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    Fruity and fragrant and medium hot, this chili powder is used throughout northern Latin America and the southwestern U.S. Ideal for chili con carne...

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  • Spearmint, Crushed South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Spearmint, Crushed

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    Spearmint, also known as garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint, is a species of mint, Mentha spicata, native to Europe and southern...

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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."