Though usually called Chinese five spice, this blend is used all over Southeast Asia. It's an aromatic warming spice blend that evokes sweet, salt, sour, bitter, and savory flavors all at once. Use this blend when cooking fatty cuts of pork or duck, in red braises, or as a general seasoning for fried foods like chicken, fish, French fries, and Chinese salt and pepper dishes.
Chinese Five Spice
Fennel seed, star anise, Saigon cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorn, clove