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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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      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

      http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Five-Spice-Powder-66216

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

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        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?

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          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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