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5 spice powder

surfer1966 Jun 13, 2010 02:18 PM

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.

  1. phee Jun 15, 2010 08:12 AM

    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
      surfer1966 Jun 17, 2010 02:11 PM

      Thanks for all the tips!

    2. DiningDiva Jun 13, 2010 03:23 PM

      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


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

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      1. re: DiningDiva
        surfer1966 Jun 14, 2010 01:21 PM

        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
          mliew Jun 14, 2010 01:34 PM

          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.

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