I was looking through a wok/stir-fry cookbook of my girlfriend's, which has a good number of vegan recipes in it. However, I'm completely unprepared for a lot of the ingredients this book uses. Has anyone had experience with any of the following ingredients and could give me advice for what they're like and/or what to replace them with if I can't find them?
-Mushroom ketchup (is this buy-able or would one have to make it? I don't like common white mushrooms very much, but might be open to trying other kinds.) -Tiger lily buds (I have NO idea what to expect from that) -Galangal (seems to be ginger-like) -Kaffir lime leaves