🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

Does a reasonable substitute for Chinese Five Spice powder exist? And if so, what would you recommend?

asked by cakeeatercooks over 5 years ago
7 answers 27949 views
E7b6597b-db6e-4cae-b9f3-699b508f4ed3--036
aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 5 years ago

it has cinnamon, anise, clove, ginger and fennel .... you could make your own or use a subset of those spices to your taste. You might also consider allspice and/or mace

2b276b20-4214-4a62-99e3-dcd0e153e3c2--dsc_1306
added over 5 years ago

aargersi is right but you might want to use star anise which is a little bit different from anise. Star anise is easily found at asian groceries.

2b00435b-fe24-44bb-afe2-ad3364f28f79--1390710_10151917400148928_1193325941_n_1_
added over 5 years ago

I too have found allspice to be okay in a pinch. But be aware there are other five spice powders out there. Tunisian Five spice powder is also a great, if not exotic option.

549d9fb3-53ef-4170-b68e-8bae2e055be7--dsc_0048b
added over 5 years ago

I think it's got ground Sichuan peppercorns rather than ginger. Also available at some Asian markets and spice shops!

23b88974-7a89-4ef5-a567-d442bb75da04--avatar
added over 5 years ago

My boring supermarket stocks funny little tied bags of ground spices for pho broth in in their "ethnic" aisle. Comes in a little box not too far from the coconut milk. I think that might work for you.

153e100a-284f-4c64-a3cc-72ac1de69d2d--zester_003
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 5 years ago

I'm with healthierkitchen on this, it does include Sichuan peppercorns, which of course can be as hard to find as Five Spice itself.

549d9fb3-53ef-4170-b68e-8bae2e055be7--dsc_0048b
added over 5 years ago

Penzey's has Sichuan peppercorns