Vanilla Company
Spice Store

Five Spice Powder, Chinese

1 5 4.8 20

Most Chinese five spice powders are disappointingly one note. They promise a balanced blend of savory, sweet, and bitter but all too often it’s just a mouthful of star anise. Not that that’s bad or anything but it’s not what you wanted. It’s like ordering a pizza and the delivery guy just brings you a box with a wedge of cheese in it. This is five note. As advertised.

more ▾

Availability: In stock

Seasoning Blends

Free Shipping

Now That's Some Spicy Shipping!

We offer free standard shipping, every day. Spend less time searching for expensive herbs and spices at your local grocery when you can buy spices online. Whether you need just a pinch or more than a pound, all of our products ship free!

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Spicy Satisfaction

At SpiceJungle, your satisfaction is important to us, and our goal is to deliver a great product and fantastic customer service. If for any reason you're unsatisfied, let us know, and we'll work with you to make it right.

Read More

Safe & Secure Shopping Guarantee


We take great pride in offering a safe and secure online shopping experience. We guarantee that every transaction you make at will be safe. You will pay nothing if unauthorized charges are made to your card as a result of shopping at

Read More

You Might Like This...


Chinese five spice powder is made of five ingredients, with the fifth one always being up for debate. Star anise, cloves, fennel seeds, and cinnamon are mandatory. Then it gets tricky; either the fifth spice consists of black peppercorns or Sichuan peppercorns. It really depends on who you ask in China. Heck, even in Southern parts of China the cinnamon is switched out for dried tangerine peel.

So like most blends there are rules to its composition, but you only follow them if you want to and if you can agree on whose rules to follow.

This 5-spice seasoning is used mainly as a rub or marinade ingredient for pork or duck as it brings out their savory, naturally salty flavors. This also combines well with garlic, scallions, ginger, and soy sauce.

Additional Info
Ingredients Anise seed, fennel, cinnamon, cloves, and black peppercorn.
Recommended Applications Traditionally used in Chinese Cuisine, this Five Spice Powder is fantastic when added to any sauce or marinade. Used for rubs to accommodate pork, poultry, or seafood for a unique flavor. Rub on a duck or chicken prior to roasting for a spicy-sweet flavor.
Basic Preparation As this blend is very strong, use sparingly or add to recipes as required. If adding to a sauce, allow the sauce to simmer for 3-5 minutes to allow for the flavors to blend. For a more complex taste, allow this Five Spice Powder to be cooked for longer time periods.
Product Style Powder
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Shelf Life 2 years
Handling / Storage To be stored in a cool, dry place.
Qualities All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Dietary Notes No
Country of Origin United States


What Everyone is Saying About Five Spice Powder, Chinese