A few days ago, I received the Thai ingredients I had ordered from A Taste of Thai. Most of them were in good shape; some of the Thai peppers were not as fresh as they could have been, but many are usable, and I have Kung Pao peppers in the garden, so that’s not a problem.
The really great part is getting the kaffir lime leaves and galangal, which I could not find in local grocery stores, even Asian stores. So soon I will make tom yum soup again, to see if it tastes as authentic as what I’ve had in restaurants.
Here’s a pic of the ingredients that came in the kit: