Star Anise

Star Anise

This is a classic Chinese spice.  Native to China and Vietnam, this star shaped spice has a distinct flavour much like Liquorice.  It is widely used as a seasoning in Chinese and Southeast Asian cooking for its highly aromatic, pungent flavour. Only a small section is required in a dish which can be discarded before serving.  Star Anise is one of the dominant spices in the well known 'Chinese 5 Spice' blend.  Add a pod to your poaching liquid for chicken and seafood, excellent with braised meats, roasted duck or in traditional Vietnamese noodle soups.  Combines well with Szechuan peppercorns.  If a recipe calls for ground star anise, grind only what you need.  Whole pods will remain fresh for at least 2 years when stored in a cool, dark place.

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The Spice Mountain online team is currently away. Any orders placed between Saturday 29th September and Monday 15th October will not be despatched until our return on Tuesday thth October. You may continue to place your orders online but there will be a delay with the dispatch. Our 2 shops at Borough Market and Westfield Stratford City will remain open as per the usual opening times. We are spice hunting in Lebabnon and Turket so will be very happy to bring you more spice gems from these two countries. We apologise for any inconvenience caused!

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