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Chinese five spice/Five Spice Powder

Chinese five spice

Chinese five spice powder or five spices powder is a convenient seasoning for Cantonese cuisine. It incorporates the five basic flavours of Chinese cooking - sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty.

Ingredients. Video recipe will be uploaded to YouTube soon

  • 2 teaspoons Szechuan peppercorns
  • 8 star anise pods
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel
  • Roast two teaspoons of Szechuan peppercorns in a dry frypan for about three minutes.
  • Grind the peppercorns in a pepper grinder or coffee grinder together with 8 star anise pods.
  • Strain the ground spices to remove any larger bits.
  • Mix together 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon ground fennel seeds.
  • Grind the completed mixture until it is a very fine powder.
  • Use sparingly, as it is extremely pungent
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