Five Spice Powder
Five Spice Powder is a traditional blend of spices used in Chinese cooking to create sweet and savory flavor. We source, grind and blend the five iconic spices-cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise and black pepper-for our fresh and flavorful Five Spice Powder.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Anise Seed, Fennel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Peppercorn.
Five Spice Powder is based on ancient Chinese lore that the universe is composed of five elements - wood, metal, water, fire and earth. Ingredients of Five Spice Powder represent those five elements, balanced in the harmonious melding of five flavors - sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty.
Traditional Chinese culture held that the elements of civil life had to be balanced in the same harmony as the five elements of the universe. Especially in the preparation of food, the proper fivefold relationship had to be created and maintained.
Our Five Spice Powder is made with the same premium ground spices we sell separately, blended to achieve perfect balance and classic flavor.
This spice blend goes especially well with fatty meats such as duck and pork, and benefits from long cooking times, which allow the balanced, complex flavors to develop.
Our Five-Spice Powder provides a complex, sweet and savory aroma tin this recipe. Ground Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel and Star Anise marinate and flavor the chicken with a mix of soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice wine.