Thai: เกลือ (gleua)
While Fish Sauce is the traditional ‘salty’ element in Thai cooking, salt is sometimes used. Salt is most commonly used to preserve things such as eggs and fish. Personally, I use it for a vegetarian substitute in dishes where white soy sauce doesn’t go with the flavor. I prefer the taste of sea salt. Course sea salt is also used in some curry pastes to both help grind the paste and to preserve it.
Storage: Salt can be stored in the cupboard for a really long time. Try to keep it as dry as possible.