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Chinese five spice

Chinese five spice is one of the most common spice blends used across China, and can be a powder, or a combination of whole spices added while cooking (as in poached chicken, or red braising). There’s variation in the spices used, and a given five spice might have more, or fewer, than five spices. Typically, five spice will have some combination of fennel, cinnamon, star anise, Sichuan pepper. It might also have white pepper, dried ginger, licorice root, and cloves.

clockwise from top left, white pepper, star anise, fennel seed, Sichuan pepper, cinnamon


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