Southern China Recipe: Homemade Five Spice


  • Equal amounts of the following spices:
  • cassia (chinese cinnamon or ordinary cinnamon will do)
  • whole cloves
  • whole star anise
  • fennel seeds
  • sichuan pepper (quite different from ordinary pepper)


  1. Grind equal measures of the above spices.
  2. Use to sprinkle into soups, stews, marinades and barbecue sauces.
  3. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.