Herbs, Spices and Cooking Condiments

One of the secret to making any food delicious is adding herbs and spices. Learn each herbs and spices by adding some to your favorite recipe. Taste the difference..

Here are the Photos of common herbs, spices, rice wine, condiments used in kitchens.

Plum Sauce
Plum Sauce: I bought it in SM supermarket (Asian/International Isle) along the japanese/korean noodles section.


Dijon Mustard
Dijon Mustard

Where to buy Dijon Mustard in Philippines? I bought it in SM supermarket along the isles of mustards and salad dressings. This item can be sold so fast, it doesnt take long in-stock, I was lucky to see this by chance in the shelves. You can also purchase it in online stores like Lazada and Shopee.

What is Dijon Mustard?

“Dijon mustard (Moutarde de Dijon) is a traditional mustard of France, named after the town of Dijon in Burgundy, France, which was the epicenter of mustardmaking in the late Middle Ages and was granted exclusive rights in France in the 17th century.” Wikepedia

All Purpose Seasoning
All Purpose Seasoning

What is in All Purpose Seasoning?

Salt, Rice Flour, Paprika, Onion 5%, Pepper 3%, Garlic, Vegetable Oil, Basil 1%, Celery Seed, Colours (Paprika Oleoresin and Beta-Carotene). I bought it at SM supermarket spice section. Great seasoning for any recipe instead of using msg. 


Saffron or Kasubha
Saffron or Kasubha

What is Saffron or Kasubha

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson threads, are collected and dried to be used mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food.

The most common Filipino food that uses kasubha is the Lugaw. Kasubha makes any lugaw yellow in color and the fine orange thread in it is the actual flower of kasubha or Saffron. It is also used in Paella and Java rice to make it yellow in color.  Wikipedia


Fresh Bay Leaves
Fresh Bay Leaves (DAHON NG LAUREL)
Fragrant Bay Leaves (Dahon ng Laurel) grow on large deciduous trees. When collected, they can be dried and added to recipes for a herbal flavor and scent. 

You can add this fresh parsley herb to almost any food and it will smell so delicious. I love adding parsley to my pasta dishes too..





Turmeric Powder


Fresh Dill


Cardamom Spice


Persian Saffron




Fresh mint leaves


Fresh Sage Herbs


Chili Peppers (Siling Labuyo)


Star Anise


Fresh Chives


Fresh Basil Leaves


Fresh Rosemary Herbs




Fresh Fennel


SM Bonus Cooking Rice Wine – sold at SM Supermarkets (along the isle of imported soy sauce, oyster sauce etc.) They sell a limited number but you just have to watch out when they restock.


Chunmijiu (Rice Wine) – authentic rice wine are perfect. I love using this authentic rice wine because our house smells so good whenever I add rice wine in my cooking. You can purchase in SM supermarket too, along the isle of soysauce and seasoning just beside Lee Kum Kee.


Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce 

This sauce can enhance the flavor of your barbeque marinade.


Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil


Apple Cider Vinegar