Dive into the thousand-year-old history of the Chinese five-spice blend, a treasure trove of Asian cuisine. Combining tradition and intense flavour, this blend is made up of five fundamental ingredients: cinnamon, star anise, cloves, Sichuan pepper and fennel seeds. This ancient recipe dates back to China's imperial era, when it was used to flavour and enhance a multitude of dishes.
The deep, complex flavours of this blend can be adapted to an infinite variety of recipes. Try it to spice up your meat dishes, such as Five-Spice Peking Duck, where it adds an inimitable sweet and spicy touch. In vegetarian dishes, such as crispy tofu with five spices, it adds an unrivalled depth of flavour.
But its versatility doesn't stop there - desserts are no exception. Let yourself be seduced by the delights of a five-spice carrot cake, where it perfectly blends sweet and spicy notes. Or opt for five-spice biscuits, an exquisite marriage of textures and flavours.
At the heart of Chinese gastronomy, the five-spice blend is much more than a simple combination of spices: it's a symbol of cultural richness and conviviality to be shared around the table.
Our Chinese 5 spice mix is made up of the following ingredients:
Cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, star anise, fennel seed, cloves.