Kaffir lime leaves
Kaffir limes are vastly different from regular limes. Rather unattractive to look at, with a bumpy surface and extremely bitter taste, these limes are not commonly consumed. Their leaves, however, are widely used to add incredible depth to Asian dishes.
Native to Indonesia and used throughout Southeast Asia, they have an unmistakable flavour and fragrance, which is loosely described as a blend of lemon, lime and mandarin. So unique is their taste, chefs say if you can’t find them to use in a dish, don’t even bother attempting to replace them with something else, you won’t even come close to replicating it!
You may find kaffir lime leaves labelled or marketed as Makrut lime leaves, as the word “kaffir” has some negative connotations in ancient Africa.
Our kaffir lime leaves have the most wonderful perfume – add them to dressings, syrups, pastes, marinades, curries and desserts to elevate your cooking to a whole new level.