Chinese Five Spice
Net Wt. 8 oz
Regular price $9.88
About: Classically embodies all five tastes- sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami. Traditionally used in almost every branch of Chinese cuisine. Adds a spicy kick to rubs for meat and fish, particularly pairs well with pork.
The exact origin of Chinese Five Spice is shrouded in mystery, lost to the ages. It has been a staple of Chinese cuisine for thousands of years and is aptly rich in history and tradition. Some historians have speculated that this wonder powder was invented sometime during the fourth century BCE in traditional Chinese pharmacies to perfect a balanced blend of all five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. These elements are represented by the five flavors, sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty. The blend is warm and slightly sweet tasting which gives dishes like Peking duck their distinct, tangy-sweet flavor. Just like the elements, it was designed in the spirit
Taste: Sweet & warm flavor.
Uses: Pairs particularly well with meats like duck, pork, and steak. It also adds dimension to cake flavorings such as chocolate, orange, and ginger.
Ingredients: Anise, Cinnamon, Fennel, Pepper, Spices.
Net Wt: 8 oz (228g) | $1.23/ oz