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South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 
  • Annatto Seed South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Annatto Seed

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    The seeds of a tropical tree (bixa orellana) native to the Americas and brought, like many other good things, to Far East by the Spaniards. Also ca...

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  • Bird's Eye Chile (Thai Red Chili), Fresh South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Bird's Eye Chile (Thai Red Chili), Fresh

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    Bird's eye chile peppers, sometimes called Thai chiles, are frequently used to add spice in Southeast Asian cuisine. The small chiles grow on small...

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  • Black Salt / Kala Namak South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Black Salt / Kala Namak

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    Black salt (which gets its name from its colour when in lump form) is pink when ground. It has a tangy taste and a smoky, (surprisingly appealing) ...

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  • Butterfly Pea Flowers South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Butterfly Pea Flowers

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    In Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flowers are used to impart a bright blue colour to food (notably glutinous rice deserts) and beverages. The pleasa...

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  • Chaat Masala South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Chaat Masala

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    Tangy, earthy, sweet, salty, faintly sulferous from black salt and asafoetida, chaat masala is sprinkled over foods rather than used in cooking. Th...

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  • Chef’s Apron - Blackout Edition South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Chef’s Apron - Blackout Edition

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    Custom South China Seas Apron 12 oz 100% cotton canvas in Black All straps, hardware and stitching in Black Storage pockets and towel loop for...

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

    Cinnamon Ground, Ceylon, Organic

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    So-called "true" cinnamon (cinnamomum zeylanicum or c. verum) has a warm, sweet, woody perfume that is more delicate than its more intense cousin, ...

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

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    Used in both sweet and savoury dishes in almost every culinary tradition, there are few more ubiquitous spices than cinnamon, What we call cinnamon...

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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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  • Curry Leaves, Fresh (Package) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Curry Leaves, Fresh (Package)

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    Curry leaves are aromatic herbs used in South Indian cooking. These aromatic leaves have a lemon scent and a distinct, pungent taste that has been ...

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  • Fennel Seed South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Fennel Seed

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    Fennel (foeniculum vulgare) seeds add a warm, spicy, licoricey flavour and fragrance to Indian and Far Eastern curries and spice mixes It is also u...

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  • Galangal, Fresh (WT) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Galangal, Fresh (WT)

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    Galangal has an exotic flavour unlike anything else. It is sometimes described as peppery with hints of pine and citrus. Commonly used in Thai, Lao...

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  • Gift Set - Flavours of China South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Gift Set - Flavours of China

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    South China Seas Flavours of China Gift Set is a great gift for someone who want to have a taste of Chinese cuisine, it consists of Star Anise, Fiv...

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  • Gift Set - Global Heat South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Gift Set - Global Heat

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    Looking for a gift ? Try our Global Heat gift set collection. It included the Shichimi Togarashi from Japan, the Gochugaru from Korea and the Alepp...

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  • Gift Set - Indian Spice South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Gift Set - Indian Spice

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    South China Seas Indian Spice set includes three spices to get you started on your Indian cuisine adventures. We included Curry Powder, Amchur Mang...

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  • Gift Set - Middle Eastern Classics South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Gift Set - Middle Eastern Classics

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    Take your appetite to the Middle East with these premium handcrafted spice blends. Our collection includes Dukkah, Sumac and Za'atar that allow you...

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  • Gift Set - Smokey Chile South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Gift Set - Smokey Chile

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    Our Smokey Chile spice set is just enough spice without setting your mouth on fire. It includes Ancho Chile, Chipotle Morita and Roasted Green Hatc...

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  • Ginger, Young, Fresh (WT) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ginger, Young, Fresh (WT)

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    Young ginger has a milder ginger flavor with a hint of sweet floral fragrance. The easiest way to differentiate young ginger is its light cream and...

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  • Grains of Paradise Seeds South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Grains of Paradise Seeds

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    Grains of paradise (aframomum melegueta) also known as Melegueta pepper and Guinea pepper, is native to West Africa. Once quite popular in Europe, ...

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  • Hawaiian Black Salt South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Hawaiian Black Salt

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    Black and red Hawaiian salts are both harvested on the island of Molokai and dried at a relatively low temperature to preserve the trace minerals a...

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  • Jamaica Chile Lime Sea Salt South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Jamaica Chile Lime Sea Salt

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    Jamaica (ha-MAI-ka) is the Mexican name for hibiscus blossoms: the base of a popular, hot-pink, fruity tropical beverage. Here it is added to sea s...

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  • Kaffir  Lime (Makrut), Fresh (each) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kaffir Lime (Makrut), Fresh (each)

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    Kaffir Limes have a scent and fragrance unlike any other citrus. Both the zest and fuit of the leaves are wonderfully fragrant and flavorful and ar...

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  • Kalamansi, Fresh (Each) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kalamansi, Fresh (Each)

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    The citrus fruit has been a staple of Filipino and Southeast Asian cooking for ages. The flavour is a very tart combination of lemon, lime and oran...

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

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    Kalonji (nigella sativa) adds a sweet, nutty flavour and a resinous floral fragrance to vegetable dishes, pickles, curries and breads. In northern ...

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  • Kampot Red Peppercorns - Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kampot Red Peppercorns - Organic

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    These prized and geographically protected Cambodian peppercorns are grown in the ideal conditions of Kampot Province. Handpicked at red ripeness, t...

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  • Kampot White Peppercorns - Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Kampot White Peppercorns - Organic

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    These prized and geographically protected peppercorns are grown in Cambodia's verdant southwest. Handpicked when ripe red, the berries are hulled, ...

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  • Lavender Flowers South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Lavender Flowers

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    Culinary Lavender is an incredibly versatile herb for cooking. In today’s upscale restaurants, fresh edible flowers are making a comeback as enhanc...

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  • Lemongrass, California, Fresh (Bunch) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Lemongrass, California, Fresh (Bunch)

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    Lemongrass is a herb native to Thailand known for its citrus and ginger like taste. It lends its citrus-like aroma and zing to many Thai dishes, it...

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  • Organic Curry Powder,  Salt Free South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Organic Curry Powder, Salt Free

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    Our Salt Free Curry powder is a blend that perfectly combines coriander, turmeric, cayenne, and other aromatic spices that taste great in marinade...

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  • Peppercorns Whole, Green, Organic South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Peppercorns Whole, Green, Organic

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    Green peppercorns are rich in vitamin C and K, which are powerful antioxidants and can help in lowering the concentration of free radicals and redu...

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  • Salak (Snake Fruit), Fresh South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Salak (Snake Fruit), Fresh

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    Snake Fruit or Salak is native to Indonesia where it is prized for its intense, pineapple or jackfruit like flavor. Simply crack the thin (spikey) ...

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  • Sesame Seeds, Black South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Sesame Seeds, Black

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    Black sesame seeds are not hulled, which gives them a bolder, and less sweet flavour and a slightly crunchier texture. Sesame seeds are used in bak...

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  • Smoked Coarse Sea Salt South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Smoked Coarse Sea Salt

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    This coarse Sea Salt is smoked using alder and hickory woods. It has a subtle smoky flavor and fragrance. Use sparingly as a finishing salt, or add...

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  • Vanilla Pods, 2 pods (TUBE) South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Vanilla Pods, 2 pods (TUBE)

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    Intensely fragrant! Split the bean lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and use them in sauces, or baking, etc. The empty pod can be used to infuse mil...

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  • White Pepper, Organic, Ground South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    White Pepper, Organic, Ground

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    White pepper is allowed to fully ripen on the vine, and ultimately yields a whiter, cleaner pepper. It has a less pungent flavor, and is slightly m...

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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."