Five-Spice Powder

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    125 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Chinese Heritage Cooking

By Christopher Tan and Amy Van

Published 2018

  • About


  • Cassia or cinnamon 10 sticks
  • Star anise 5 whole pieces
  • Fennel seeds


  1. Crush spices lightly to break them up into small fragments, to minimise stress on your spice mill or food processor. Transfer them to the mill or processor, then blend on medium speed for 15–20 seconds, until reduced to a fine powder.
  2. If spices are not ground fine enough by this time, wait for a few minutes to let them cool slightly—they warm up during blending