Spices and Flavors – Every Cooks’ Pantry’s BFF

Ever wonder where to get those hard-to-find spices here in Manila? Sometimes the groceries or supermarket doesn’t have that much selection in terms of herbs and spices. For me, there is only one place in my mind where most herbs and spices are. You can find certain items like a za’atar mixture, sweet paprika, or the juniper berries I used before and it is located in Market Market in the Fort area.

Spices and flavors is like my favorite place when I need to stack up on some spices. They are almost complete in terms of herbs and spices and the quality is really good.

Just by looking at both pictures above, you can see the myriad of spices. Not only that, they also have a good selection of teas.

And the best part? Artisan salts! Lots of it!

Most importantly, they have a very nice staff.

It’s so nice that they gave me samples of some of their artisan salts. Yay!

I got some free Himalayan pink salt!

And some black salt! Both are legendaries.

And look, I bought something too! Look at this!

Can you guess what that is? If you can guess what that is before I post something using that spice, I will share some of it with you! I am serious so you might want to guess it.

So there you go, Spices and Flavors is located in Market Market. You can’t miss it! It is located outside the ground floor.


12 responses to this post.

  1. That is a big bag of saffron!
    Alex Lincoln


  2. Posted by andre on March 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

    ohh! they have a place like this here?! haha!! next time i fly to manila..i know where to go! 😀


  3. Posted by sheila's ditsi on March 18, 2010 at 5:12 am

    whats the use of those artisan salt? looks interesting! but expensive!


  4. Posted by sheila's ditsi on March 19, 2010 at 6:00 am

    why do you need different flavors of salt? aren’t all of them.. salty? hehe.. post a recipe using those artsy fartsy salt of yours!


  5. Posted by alden ong on April 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I think Assad’s have cheaper prices for their spices. mura lang. 50 pesos for 200grams worth of coriander seed, etc. 20 pesos for 9 cinnamon sticks, etc


  6. Posted by alden ong on April 1, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    as for herbs, i grow my own now. haha so i get fresh sage leaves and rosemary, oregano and thyme from my own backyard. 😀 Lavender hinihintay ko pang magbloom.


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