Bunga Kantan

Torch Ginger at your finger tips!

Dehydrated Torch Ginger Flower / Bunga Kantan

Bunga Kantan, also known as Torch Ginger.

Torch ginger is a species of herbaceous perennial plant. The ginger flower’s botanical name is Etlingera elatior.  It is also known as torch ginger, red ginger lily, torch lily, wild ginger, combrang, bunga kantan, Philippine wax flower, 火炬姜 (pinyinHuǒjù jiāng). Refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etlingera_elatior.

It is one of the toughest ingredients to get overseas. In south east Asia, this torch ginger flower is one of the many important ingredients used for Assam Laksa and kerabu (Nyonya salad), and I would say the “soul” of many Nyonya Assam dishes.

We have 2 types of Torch Ginger in our online store

(1) Cooked Torch Ginger &

(2) Dehydrated Torch Ginger.

Mildly Cooked Kantan – MILDLY cooked the kantan in oil to preserve the texture as well as the aroma of the flower. Just add to your assam laksa or Nyonya Assam.

Dehydrated Kantan – using special Biotechnology processing approach from making the Dry Sliced Bunga Kantan in order to retain the texture & aroma. Can add to assam laksa or assam dishes, garnishing & kerabu.

  • Exclusive to Nyonyalicious! Add 1-2 tablespoon kantan to your favourite nyonya assam or assam laksa for the additional aromatic flavour! Simple to use! Enjoy generous discount from the 3rd packet onwards. The discounted amount will be displayed before adding to cart. To add more items to the cart, either enter the number of items directly or click on the “+” sign. The first two packets of the paste is $3.95 each. Subsequent number of pastes will be based on the discount structure below: 1 - 2 item – $3.95 each | 3+ items – enjoy 5% discount
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    Now you can enjoy the convenience of the Dehydrated Kantan / Torch Ginger flower whole year round.  


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