+ FISH SAUCE This adds a strong fish-flavoured taste to dishes. It’s quite salty so don’t season with salt without tasting first.
+ SAMBAL OELEK A spicy paste made from chillies, this is great in marinades and sauces. Once opened, store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
+ KAFFIR LIME LEAVES Sold in small packets at most greengrocers and Asian supermarkets, these have an intense lime fragrance and taste. Store in the fridge in resealable food storage bags for up to a week. Use in stir-fries, fried rice and curries. + TAMARIND PUREE Available in small jars at most major supermarkets and Asian supermarkets, tamarind puree adds a slightly sour taste to curries and stir-fries. Once opened, store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.
+ TOFU Made from soy beans, tofu adds a protein hit to meat-free meals.