Chinese Five Spice powder is a spice mixture of five spices used primarily in Chinese cuisine but also used in other Asian and Arabic cookery. It is also commonly used in Asian cocktails for a warm spice kick. The dominant flavour comes from star anise with the sweet flavour of cloves and cinnamon that combine to give a sweet tangy profile that works well with rich meats like duck. This exotic and versatile blend is usually used to add sweet but spicy flavour to savoury and sweet dishes.
The dominant flavour in Five Spice comes from star anise with the sweet flavour of cloves and cinnamon that combine to give a sweet tangy profile that works well with rich meats like duck. This exotic and versatile blend is usually used to add sweet but spicy flavour to savoury and sweet dishes.
All of our blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health. They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free and contain low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
Made from imported and local ingredients including; star anise, fennel, pepper, cinnamon and cloves.
How to use:
Use in Asian cuisine in roasted and grilled meats
Use with tofu, chicken wings, and stir-fried vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin or zucchini
Sprinkle over muffins, bread, or cookies
Use to make marinades for pork, duck, chicken, and beef
Add at the beginning of a dish to impart a sweet, spicy flavour, or as a finishing sprinkle on top after blooming in a warm pan until fragrant
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk that has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Chipotle (chip-oat-lay) peppers are smoked, dried Jalapeño chillies. They appeared when the Aztecs used to add dried chilli to food as a preservation method. They have a rich smokey flavour, with nutty, leathery notes that blend well with strong flavours. Chipotle flavouring is widely used throughout Mexico, the United States and more recently in Australia. It can be used in soups, stews and casseroles. It also has a variety of health benefits to defend against intestinal diseases and aid in weight loss.
Curry leaves (also known as kadi patta) are the predominant flavour and aroma in Madras curry, as well as other popular Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. They have a delicate spicy citrus flavour and are incredibly aromatic.
Oregano, one of the most popular herbs worldwide, is a member of the mint family and often called wild marjoram. It is a small herb with dark-green leaf and is known for its bold, warm, balsamic herb flavour, with a slightly bitter taste. Its strong flavour marries well with tomato and basil making it a vital ingredient for authentic Italian and Greek cooking. It is also perfect addition to garlic for the Mediterranean, Philippine and Mexican cuisine.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.