11 Jun 2011

Chinese Five Spice


Chinese five spice is dead easy to make but tastes fantastic. It's easy to make and will really make a difference to your Chinese dishes.


You need: 

  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 whole star anise
  • roughly 10 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of fennel seed
  • 2-3 tablespoons of whole black peppercorns

Just grind all these spices in a spice grinder or a blender until they are a fine powder and then transfer the mix in to an airtight jar.

Store in a dark place and use up within a month or two for the best flavour. Add to stir-fried vegetables with noodles or rice for a quick and tasty meal.  

25 comments:

  1. lol love the shape of star anis. it tastes really good as well

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  2. Good recipe, I use five spice in a lot of my dishes.

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  3. I've never heard of Star Anis or Fennul Seed. They add to the spice? I'll have to look around and snag some.

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  4. cinnamon sucks hard to me xD

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  5. Never heard of this before but I'm going to give it a try, thanks for what sounds like another great recipe =)

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  6. I'm chinese, and I've encounter five spice many times, I just never knew the english name was a direct translation.

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  7. My girl is going to love this.

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  8. I mite try this in my Ramen, thanks for the recipe.

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  9. I love getting spice mix recipes, I never knew what was in 5 spice.

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  10. Love this set of spices, excellent little recipe!

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  11. Wow, I didn't know cinnamon was such a huge component in Chinese cooking! When I smell cinnamon, I think of pies, pastries, & a nice hot breakfast.

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  12. I like recipes like this, but I can't say I'm excited about this one. Maybe next post.

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  13. Definitely going to try and make this, I'm expecting it to go badly based on any prior attempts involving spice on my part though. I do love spicy dishes though so here's hoping.

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  14. I adore cinnamon in all its forms, so I'll give this one a whirl!

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  15. Too much spice for me and my stomach, maybe chinese 4 spices. Nice dish

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  16. seems like that would be worthwhile!

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  17. I love to cook once in a while.

    Following+.

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  18. I don't know about this one, it doesn't look very yummy :D

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