chinese spice mix

Chinese Five Spice Powder

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Originally from China, 5 spice is a blend of Szechwan pepper, Star anise, Fennel, Cloves and Cinnamon in equal amounts. Most frequently used as a barbeque seasoning or a marinade for meat, Chinese five spice creates a well-known and authentic flavor all of its own. It can also be used as a condiment dip when salt is added, usually for deep-fried food.