29 July 2013

Gewurzhaus Herb & Spice Merchants

Today I would like to share with you a shop I discovered while I went for shopping in Melbourne City. Gewurzhaus Herb and Spice Merchants located at The Block Arcade, Collins Street, they have many types of herbs and spices ranging from Asian to European! Gewurzhaus in Melbourne City is one of their three branches, they have another two in Carlton and Hawksburn Village. You may find out more from their website.

I bought three type of spices and two type of salt just for trying out. Is my first time seeing Black Lava Sea Salt and Persian Blue Salt. According to Gewurzhaus, Persian Blue Salt is One of the rarest salts in the world, it is harvested from an ancient salt lake in Iran, I have tried some of it, it has an intense salty flavour, very different from the normal salt we use. For the Black Lava Sea Salt, it's really black like charcoal. According to Gewurzhaus the Black Lava Sea Salt is initially white and then activated with charcoal from volcanic areas in Cyprus which turned it into black. 

Another nice things of the day is adding cookbooks into my bookshelves :) The below three all from Dymocks which is the biggest bookstores in Melbourne, but the size is really unable to compare to Kinokuniya at Singapore. 


  1. Wow...what a nice catch! Love the salt & herbs. I'm sure you're having fun. Enjoy.
    Blessings, Kristy

  2. wow the blue salt sounds delicious! And Gewurzhaus sounds like a gem! Definitely bookmarking to visit next time I'm in Melb!

  3. Tze, when I look at your salt, I was thinking, even salt can be looking so attractive to me, hahaha! I have seen some pink salt recently & I just love them coz pink is my fav colour(my princess's fav colour too)! I get so excited when seeing your 3 books, esp the top one!

  4. That Persian blue salt is so pretty! Would look lovely as a finishing salt!

  5. salt also can look so grand huh! I closest I get to nice salt is fluer de sel, not sure I got the spelling right or not lol!


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