Common Thai Substitutes

The ratios below are estimates. Actual results will vary based on: seasonality, ripeness and origin.

  • Fresh galangal root (1:X)
    • Fresh ginger (1:1)
    • Concentrated Paste (1:0.5
  • Fresh lemongrass (1 stalk)
    • Fresh lemon zest (1 tsp)
    • Concentrated Paste (1 tsp)
  • Fresh kaffir lime leaves (10 leaves)
    • Fresh lime zest (1 whole lime)
  • Thai chili peppers (1:X)
    • Dried cayenne peppers (1:1.5)
    • Serrano (1:2)
    • Vietnamese chili (1:1)
    • JalepeƱo (1:2.5)
  • Coconut palm sugar
    • Brown sugar (1:1)
  • Sesame oil
    • neutral veg oil (1:1)

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