Northern Mountain Garlic (Minced)
The Northern Mountain Garlic, also known as purple garlic, is sourced from Hải Dương and harvested in January of the lunar year. Its small cloves are covered in layers of lightly purple papery skins. The semi-mountainous terrain produces fragrant garlic with a mildly spicy, nutty, and creamy taste. It is an excellent addition to stir fry, dipping sauce, or salad toppings. This product comes in a resealable bag.
Compared to our Central Coast Garlic (only available seasonally as we source from local growers), this variety is slightly bigger in size with a less piquant taste.
Net weight: 1.76 oz (50g)
You can use our minced Vietnamese northern mountain garlic, also known as purple garlic, in a variety of ways. Purple garlic is a great alternative to white or black garlic - the flavor profile is unique and gaining more recognition in the culinary community.
Here are three of our favorite ways to use or rehydrate this classic Vietnamese herb.
- Use in place of fresh garlic. Sprinkle on salad or noodles.
- Heat oil in a cooking pan over medium heat. Take any amount of garlic that you need, add it to the pan and lower the heat to medium-low. If using for marinades, quickly stir then remove from heat. If using for regular stir-fry, quickly stir then add your other ingredients.
- If used for dipping sauce (nước chấm), add the dehydrated garlic to fish sauce and season up to taste with water, sugar, fish sauce, and lime (or vinegar).
Please note this product cooks quickly with the heat on. If using multiple herbs, prepare them separately as they have different cooking times.
1.76 oz of dehydrated minced garlic equals 4.93 oz of fresh garlic.
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Looking for inspiration on how to use Vân Vân's sliced Northern Mountain Purple Garlic? Look no further. Here are four great recipes to try, from our kitchen to your home!
I used this in southern butter beans with smoked turkey and it was amazing. It truly shined and added incredible depth to the dish.