A question about a recipe: Curried Kabocha and Kale

I have a question about the ingredient "galangal" on the recipe "Curried Kabocha and Kale" from edamame2003.
WHAT IS IT GALANGAL?

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Curried Kabocha and Kale
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edamame2003 April 29, 2012
hi kathy- galangal is similar to ginger. Its has a peppery taste, but substitute with young ginger if you cant find. thanks for trying! eda
 
chez_mere April 28, 2012
Galangal is a rhizome and a relative of ginger with a similar flavor, though stronger and more peppery. It can be found dried or fresh and should be prepared like ginger by peeling it and then crushing it or cutting it into strips before cooking.
 
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