Salt brings out the flavours in our creations, but now there is a line of flavoured salts available at THE drive-thru, a shop specializing in imported beers (they deliver!), herbs and spices, and customized fixed gear bikes – special stuff! Here’s a list of the salts available in different flavours. Have you used any of these salts before? Have any great recipes that use these salts?

Cinnamon Sea Salt Flakes 肉桂海盐片

Chinese Cassia Cinnamon is what we in the States commonly know as cinnamon. This close relative of Ceylon cinnamon is sweet and rich with just a touch of spiciness. We fuse this spice with salt to provide you a unique flavor your heart never knew existed. Used it as a finishing salt when cooking. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Cocktails: Hot Cinnamon Cider Martini

Dish: Atop your baked French cinnamon roll, vegetables, or be creative on how to dry rub cure your meats.

中国的肉桂就是在美国被熟知的肉桂。这种肉桂很甜并且有少许辣味。跟盐融合在一块,会给你带来一种你可能从未体验过的独特味道。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:热肉桂苹果马提尼

菜肴:加在烤法国肉桂卷、蔬菜上,或者用在干腌肉时。

Ginger Sea Salt Flakes 生姜海盐片

Combine the clean simple flavor of sea salt with fresh, juicy ginger. The ginger flavor of this Fusion variety cannot be matched by powdered or synthetic flavorings. Use on grilled veggies, Asian noodles or fish. Great for chocolatiers and pastry chefs alike. We even love it on vanilla ice cream! Used as a finishing salt when cooking. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the character of your beverage.

Cocktails: Ginger Mint

Dish: Sprinkled on top of baked, or pan fried white fish, vegetables, or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats.

新鲜多汁的生姜和纯净海盐混合。这种生姜味的混合物味道与姜粉或者人工合成的味道并不同。可以用在烤蔬菜、亚洲面条或者鱼类上。厨师们也喜欢用在巧克力和点心上。我们甚至把它加在香草冰激凌上!用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:姜薄荷酒

菜肴:撒在烘烤类食物、干煎鱼、蔬菜上,或者用在干腌肉时。

Mint & Vanilla Sea Salt Flakes 薄荷香草海盐片

These flakes are made with genuine Papua New Guinea Vanilla Beans mixed with organic Spearmint leaves and hand-harvested sea salt. The combination of salt, vanilla, & mint accentuates sweet desserts. Used as a finishing salt in cooking. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Cocktails: Vanilla Jesus

DishA light topping above your orange bon bon, chocolate cake, or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats.

是用巴布亚新几内亚的纯正香草豆、有机绿薄荷叶和手工采收的海盐混合而制。这种盐、香草和薄荷的混合物更能强调出甜品的味道。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:香草耶稣

菜肴:撒少许在夹心巧克力、巧克力蛋糕上,或者用在干腌肉时

Espresso Sea Salt Flakes 浓咖啡海盐片


In Italian tradition, espresso is best enjoyed in one hot gulp. Around here, we adore the fusion of espresso with sea salt. It’s not only a delicious addition to chocolates and desserts, it is also a rising star in rubs and marinades for steak, pork, or whatever you can think of! A delicious match with a cognac reduction, or anything with nutmeg, anise, vanilla, cherry, hazelnut, and raspberry… The only limit for this Fusion Sea Salt is your imagination. Used as a finishing salt in cooking. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Cocktail: Velha Espresso

Dish: A light topping above your chocolate bon bon, chocolate cake, vegetables, or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats.

根据意大利人的传统,热的浓咖啡经常都是被一口吞下的。在这里,我们把浓咖啡和海盐融合在一起。不仅可以用它加在巧克力和甜品上,它还是鸡尾酒界冉冉升起的新星,还可以用在腌制牛排、猪肉和任何你能想到的地方。跟浓缩干邑、或者任何含有肉豆蔻、茴香、香草、樱桃、榛子和覆盆子的菜品都搭配良好。唯一能限制这款海盐搭配的就是你的想象力。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:Velha咖啡鸡尾酒

菜肴:撒少许在夹心巧克力、巧克力蛋糕、蔬菜上,或者用在干腌肉时。

Chipotle Sea Salt 墨西哥干辣椒海盐片

This smoky seasoning combines the earthy spiciness of smoked chipotle peppers with the crisp taste of all natural Pacific sea salt. Made with real smoke-dried jalapeno peppers, and as warm and delicious as its namesake, this salt has a rich, toasted pepper flavor that brings a dash of fiesta to the table. Used as a finishing salt in cooking, or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Cocktails: Spicy Sandstorm 

Dish: A simple dash to finish your grilled or pan-fried chicken breast, or green vegetables. This salt allows you to get creative with dry rub and cured meats.

这种烟熏味的调味品混合了泥土芳香的熏辣椒的辛辣味和天然太平洋海盐的新鲜口感。是用熏干的墨西哥胡椒做的。跟拥有这么温暖而美味的名字一样,这种盐富含烤辣椒的味道,给桌上的菜品添香增色。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:辛香沙尘暴

菜肴:撒在烧烤或干煎鸡胸肉、绿色蔬菜上,或者用在干腌肉时。

Organic Celery Sea Salt Flakes 有机芹菜海盐片

Most of us cook and season with salt, but adding celery to the infusion adds a whole new spectrum of flavor! Great for “light” dishes such as salads, raw foods, fish and grilled vegetables. Contains: Sea Salt, and ground organic Celery seed, and chopped stalks. Used as a finishing salt in cooking. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Cocktails: Bloody Mary

Dish: A great finish to any fingerling or new potato, or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats.

大多数人都是用盐调味,而把芹菜加入到调味品中可以算是开创了新纪元!跟清淡的菜品搭配良好,比如沙拉、生食、鱼类和烤蔬菜。成分:海盐、研磨的有机芹菜籽、碎芹菜茎。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

鸡尾酒:血腥玛丽

菜肴:撒在小鱼或嫩马铃薯上,或者用在干腌肉时。

Black Lava Salt 黑熔岩盐

Black lava salt is a revered and delectable salt used exclusively for adding depth and complexity to the finest of culinary creations. The added advantage of Black Lava salt is that it is infused with activated charcoal, which assists the body in removing harmful impurities, and is exceptionally high in essential minerals to help maintain the body’s normal functions. A supplemental salt that adds a truly unique flavor to roasted vegetables, soups, stir-fry dishes and on the barbeque.

Dish: This salt deliciously flavours any heavy or dark meat, as well as oily fish. Get creative with how to dry rub cure you meats.

一种受尊崇的美味的盐,专门用来增添精美料理的深度和复杂性。黑熔岩盐的另一个好处是含有活性炭,可以帮助身体清理有害杂质,还富含身体维持日常所需的矿物质。这种补充性盐可以给烤蔬菜、汤类、炒菜和烤肉带来独特味道。

菜肴:这种盐适合重口味、黑肉以及富含油脂的鱼类,或者用在干腌肉时。

Himalayan Pink Rock Salt Block 喜马拉雅粉岩盐块

Himalayan pink rock salt is one of the purest salts available for culinary, therapeutic and cosmetic uses. This delectable salt has beautifully formed crystals, which range in color from off-white to a lustrous pink, which indicates a quantifiable amount of 84 trace elements & iron. The benefits are endless but Himalayan Pink Salt is primarily used for gourmet cooking and in bath preparations. Rim your cocktail or beer glasses to enhance the enjoyment of your beverage.

Dish: This block is special for chefs of all abilities who can cook directly on top of this magical surface. Go for gravlax or be creative on how to dry rub cure you meats.

是最为纯净的用做料理、治疗和美容的盐之一。这种美味的盐拥有漂亮的晶体外形,从白色到富有光泽的粉红色,不同的颜色表明了84种微量元素和铁的含量的不同。喜马拉雅粉盐的益处还有很多,最主要被用在烹饪以及沐浴制品上。用作烹调中的最终调味盐。可以涂在鸡尾酒或者啤酒杯的杯沿上,来增加饮品的口感。

菜肴:盐块可以被各级厨师直接用来加在菜上。可以用来做腌制三文鱼,或者用在干腌肉时。

* WE US CERTIFIED ORGANIC MALDON SEA SALT FLAKES & PACIFIC SEA SALT.
*我们使用经认证的有机马尔登海盐片和太平洋海盐。

** WE US LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL ORGANIC PRODUCTS.
**我们使用当地和进口的有机产品

***OUR INFUSED SALTS ARE MADE ON LOCATION @ THE DRIVE-THRU
***我们的合成盐是在当地制作@ THE DRIVE-THRU

You can find our salts in the following locations

  • Four Season Hotel & Residential Compound
  • Uncle Otis & Big Smoke
  • Mao Mao Chong

Helpful tips for how to further enjoy salt

THE drive-thru Sanlitun SOHO 5-306 (1391 113 6564; www.beijingdrivethru.com).

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One Response to Sea Salts from THE drive-thru

  1. Jeff Gandy says:

    Great blog and glad to see you found the Drive-Thru. They also have some black garlic that can be emulsified with eggs, oil and some other things to create a fabulous dressing. Perhaps I will run into you when I am back in Beijing.

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