China’s most famous spice blend, highly aromatic, with strong licorice notes, and a sweet, peppery side.
Our Chinese Five Spice recipe is unlike any other. While still following the classic recipe, we’ve added cassia buds (instead of cinnamon or cassia) and top-grade Sichuan peppercorns to the mix.
Our blend of cassia buds, clove, star anise, fennel and Imperial Sichuan pepper is ideal for seasoning many Chinese recipes. The sweet notes of anise and cassia buds are a perfect twin to strong tasting meats.
Excellent with barbecues or braised dishes using duck, pork, pigeon, game or beef. Great in stir-fries and noodle dishes. Combine Chinese Five Spice with salt for a great dry marinade for pork, poultry or seafood.
Non-traditional use of Chinese Five Spices includes fruit desserts like plum cakes, poached pears and apple pie. That’s right, good old apple pie- try it, you’ll love it.
Ingredients: fennel, star anise, cassia buds, Sichuan pepper, clove.