Our flavour of the month: Chinese Five Spice

Welcome to our new section.

Each month, we will put one Chinese ingredient in the spotlight, and you can build your knowledge of what to eat, how to cook, and what to do with ingredients you never knew you could use.

What is Chinese Five Spice?

Chinese five spice is well balanced mix of strong spices which is used in small quantities to give a subtle ‘dusting’ of spice to a dish.These include:

  • Cassia
  • Sichuan Pepper
  • Star Ansie
  • Cloves
  • Fennel

How to cook with Chinese five spice

You can use Chinese five spice to roast meats, stir-fry marinades, in certain soups, stocks or stews!

Where you can find Chinese five spice

It comes as a mixed powder and can be found both in Chinese and Western supermarkets

The art of using 5 spice is knowing how to use such strong flavours to add just a subtle ‘tint’ of aroma to a dish…

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