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Homemade Chinese 5 Spice

Updated: Apr 18, 2021


Chinese 5 Spice is a perfected blend of 5 essential spices used in Chinese cuisines that has both a sweet and spicy flavour.


Many people have this spice, lying around for years in thier pantry but have no clue how to use it in thier cooking.

You can use this spice with some soy sauce to marinade meat, fish or poultry and goes particularly well with pork. You can even spice up a hard boiled egg, give a twist to your roasted vegetables or even add a little to your fruit salad.


Szechuan Peppercorns are one of the essential spices required for this blend. It is very different to black peppercorns as it does not give the kind of 'hot kick' but instead you would feel a sort tingling, numbing sensation in the mouth.


Chinese 5 Spice Recipe:

Prep: 5 minutes | Servings: 4tbs

6 Star Anise / 2tbs ground Star Anise

1tbs Fennel seeds / 1tbs ground Fennel seeds

1/2 Cinnamon sticks broken into small peices / 2 1/4 tsp ground Cinnamon

15 whole Cloves / 3/4 tsp ground cloves

1tbs Szechuan Peppercorns (If you don't have this, you can either leave it out or use Black Peppercorns but it won't substitute for Szechuan Peppercorns as they are very different spices, but it will give a slight 'kick').


Ground all the spices using a spice/coffee grinder, blender or food processer until it turns into a fine powder.

Spice tablespoon to meat ratio: 2tbs : 4lbs meat


If you are one to often use Chinese 5 Spice in your cooking, you can buy our Chinese 5 Spice refill pack at our shop for just £1.99. Our company is here to help consumers reduce plastic pollution and so all our foods are packaged PLASTIC FREE.


We shall very soon be posting a new recipe showing you how we used Chinese 5 spice to make some delicious Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings. So stay tuned and please comment and like our blog posts.


If you require any herbs and spices, from any of our recipes, visit our shop for refills and plastic free packaged foods.

In addition you will receive a FREE eco-friendly, mystery gift on your first purchase!


Enjoy your meal.

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Thank you for visiting.


- Tanya




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