What are these herbs and spices called in some Asian languages?

Glossary table is sorted in alphabetical order according to English language. Pronunciations under the Chinese characters are based on PinYin.

Chinese

English

Malay

常用香料

chang yong xiang liao

Common Spices

Rempah

多香果/眾香子/牙買加胡椒

duo xiang guo/zhong xiang zi/ya mai jia hu jiao

Allspice

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茴芹子

hui qin zi

Aniseed

Jintan Manis

沙薑

sha jiang

Aromatic ginger

Cekur/Kencur (Indonesian)

興渠/薰渠

xing qu/xun qu

Asafoetida

Sanskrit/Hindi: Hingu
Telugu: Inguva

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波斯孜然

po si zi ran

Caraway

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白豆蔻

bai dou kou

Cardamom

Buah Pelaga

桂皮/肉桂/官桂/香桂

gui pi/rou gui/guan gui/xiang gui

Cassia

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芹菜籽

qin cai zi

Celery seed

Biji Seledri

辣椒

la jiao

Chili

Cili

肉桂/玉桂/牡桂

rou gui/yu gui/mou gui

Cinnamon

Kayu Manis

丁香

ding xiang

Clove

Cengkih/Cengkeh

香菜籽/芫荽籽/胡荽籽

xiang cai zi/yuan sui zi/hu sui zi

Coriander seed

Biji Ketumbar

孜然/安息茴香

zi ran/an xi hui xiang

Cumin

Jintan Putih

時蘿籽

shi luo zi

Dill seed

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小茴香/茴香

xiao hui xiang/hui xiang

Fennel

Pokok Adas

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Fingerroot (krachai)

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藍薑

lan jiang

Galangal (greater)

Lengkuas

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Galangal (lesser)

Calsur (Sejenis sayur ulam)

蒜/大蒜

suan/da suan

Garlic

Bawang Putih

jiang

Ginger

Halia

辣根/西洋山嵛菜/馬蘿蔔

la gen/xi yang shan yu cai/ma luo bo

Horseradish

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拉沙葉

la sha cai

Laksa Leaf

Daun Kesom

甘草

gan cao

Liquorice

Pokok Akar Manis

黑芥辣

hei jie la

Mustard (black)

Biji Sawi

白芥辣

bai jie la

Mustard (white)

Alba

豆寇

dou kou

Nutmeg

Buah Pala

紅辣椒粉

hong la jiao fen

Paprika

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黑胡椒

hei hu jiao

Pepper (black)

Lada Hitam

白胡椒

bai hu jiao

Pepper (white)

Lada Putih

罂粟籽

ying su zi

Poppy seed

Biji popi

蕃紅花

qiang hong hua

Saffron

Koma-koma

芝麻

zhi ma

Sesame

Bijan

花椒/秦椒/川椒

hua jiao/qin jiao/chuan jiao

Sichuan Pepper

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椒鹽

jiao yan

Spiced Salt

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八角

ba jiao

Star anise

Bunga Lawang

罗望子/酸角/酸子
/九层皮酸豆

luo wang zi/suan jiao/suan zi/jiu ceng pi suan dou

Tamarind

Assam Jawa

亞三皮/亞參皮/亞參膏

ya san pi/ya shen pi/ya shen gao

Tamarind Peel (Dried)/Tamarind Paste

Kulit Assam

黃薑

huang lei

Turmeric

Kunyit

日本芥末/山葵

ri ben jie mo/shan kui

Wasabi

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常用香草

chang yong xiang cao

Common Herbs

Herba

羅勒

luo le

Basil

Daun Selaseh/Daun Selasih

月桂葉

yue gui ye

Bay leaf

Daun Salam

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Boldo

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細香蔥/蝦夷蔥

xi xiang cong/xia yi cong

Chives

Daun Kucai

香菜/芫荽/胡荽葉

xiang cai/yuan sui/hu yuan ye

Coriander leaf (cilantro)

Daun Ketumbar

加哩葉

jia li ye

Curry leaf

Daun Kari

時蘿

shi luo

Dill

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酸柑葉

suan gan ye

Kaffir Lime Leaf

Daun Limau Purut

薰衣草

xun yi cao

Lavender

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香茅

xiang mao

Lemon grass

Serai/Daun Serai

墨角蘭/牛至

mo jiao lan/niu zhi

Marjoram

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薄荷

bo he

Mint

Pudina

牛至/奧勒岡草/披薩草
/蘑菇草

niu zhi/au le gang cao/pi yin cao/mo gu cao

Oregano

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香芹/巴西利/洋香菜
/歐芹/洋芫荽

xiang qin/ba xi li/yang xiang cai/ou qin/yang yuan sui

Parsley

Parsli

迷迭香

mi die xiang

Rosemary

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鼠尾草

shu wei cao

Sage

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龍蒿

long gao

Tarragon

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百里香

bai li xiang

Thyme

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