It’s a question we get asked a lot. We’ve put together a short article on the spices you can find within the Chinese 5 spice mix.
When you feel like a Chinese meal you would normally head straight for the local Chinese takeaway, or sit down at a restaurant. But you can create a delicious authentic Chinese meal at home through the use of Chinese 5 Spice mix.
Chinese 5 Spice is a mix of spices in Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine. Each of the 5 spices represents a traditional Chinese food element and these elements are sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami (savouriness). It is thought that the Chinese intended to create a powder representing the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.