Chinese Five Spice Blend

£ 2.95


Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

Chinese Five Spice is the iconic union of five powerful ingredients: star anise, Sichuan pepper, fennel seeds, cassia and clove. The Chinese spice mix has a strong aniseed flavour, overlaid with warm, peppery notes.

Chinese Five Spice was first created to represent the perfect partnership of Yin and Yang. It is believed to contain the five main flavours within Chinese cooking: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and savoury.

Chinese Five Spice works perfectly within stir-fries or with fatty meats like duck, goose and pork belly. It is either rubbed all over to season the meat before cooking or mixed with fresh ginger and soy sauce to make a marinade.

The spice mix is also found in some sweet dishes such as chocolate tortes, biscuits and loaf cakes.

Try our recipes for Five Spice Chinese Chicken, Chinese style sweet ‘n’ sour meatballs or our Gourmet Sichuan and Plum Cooking Sauce!


Reviews (6)

6 reviews for Chinese Five Spice Blend

  1. maxine double

    I use so much of this spice, brilliant with pork chops, roast pork and grilled chicken thighs – oh and stirfry as well!!

  2. debbymoir (verified owner)

    I use 5 spice powder a lot in stir fries, marinating the meat in a mix of sesame oil and 5 spice powder while I cut up the vegetables for the stir fry (5-10 minutes). This is the best 5 spice powder I have ever found.

  3. Maxine Double (verified owner)

    I use this spice mix for chicken and pork – it’s delicious! I mainly use it in a marinade ; toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, five spice mix, crushed garlic, grated ginger and a smidge of maple syrup.

  4. Brigitte (verified owner)

    My previous review of last year says it all. Stir-fry rabbit delicious ! Joint the Rabbit rub with Chinese Five Spice leave in fridge for a couple of hours. Prepare wok with oil (I suse olive oil) Soy Sauce and sliced onion fry fast and soften onion. Add tin chopped tomatoes cook stirring all the time then add rabbit pieces, continue cooking as normal stir-fry. Serve with salad or rice.

  5. Brigitte (verified owner)

    Cooked a stir fry last night with magret de canard sliced into strips. Best results ever thanks to the Chinese Five-Spice . Cannot imagine anyone else producing such great spice Seasoned Pioneers. Thanks!

  6. Lynne Phillips (verified owner)

    I have not used the spice yet, but as with all the spices and herbs that I have brought I know it will be excellent, I cannot think of a better way to buy my spices and herbs.

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Gluten free

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% natural

Hand packed in UK

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