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Any suggestions on a good 5 spice power and where to get it? I tried McCormick's 5 spice power but I don't really like it.

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  1. It's easy to make yourself. This recipe is pretty decent. It suggests toasting the whole spices before grinding which will definitely deepen and intensify the flavor

    http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Five...

    There is also this recipe posted somewhere on CH - http://www.chow.com/recipes/10570-chi...

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    1. re: DiningDiva

      Thanks for the tip!

      Have you made it yourself? Are you suppose to make it each time you use it or can you store it? Where do you suggest a good place to get the whole spices?

      1. re: surfer1966

        You should be able to find it at any chinese market. They carry it at 99 Ranch in the dry spices aisle. I have a bottle of the stuff with a green cap. Quality wise I don't know how it compares to other brands since I always use it with other ingredients so its flavor is pretty masked.

    2. The brand I've been using is Sun Luck, and it's pretty good - better than McCormick's! I think I purchased it at either Henry's or Whole Foods.

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      1. re: phee

        Thanks for all the tips!