Chinese and Far Eastern Spices 

 

Chinese Spices

These are the spices generally used in Chinese Five Spice. You will notice that more than five spices listed here; this is because there is no clear definition of exactly which five spices to use.
 

Cassia Bark (Chinese Cinnamon Bark)

Cassia Bark is known as "Chinese Cinnamon", and comes in the form of sticks that are like big sticks of cinnamon. It has almost exactly the same flavour as cinnamon, except deeper and perhaps more "spicy". It is one of the Chinese Five Spices.

Ground Cassia (Ground Chinese Cinnamon)

Ground cinnamon powder is the ground form of Cassia Bark (above), and as such is one of the Chinese Five Spices.

Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds have an aniseed-like flavour, and are usually used in Chinese 5-spice.
 

Cloves

Cloves are familiar to most people, and were one of the first spices to be imported into Europe. They are found throughout all cuisine, including curries, sweets and mulled wine, and are also used to make pomanders and incense. They have strong anti-microbial and anaesthetic properties and are commonly used for medicinal purposes.

Star Anise Whole

Star Anise is similar in flavour to aniseed, and is commonly used in Chinese cooking, and is one of the "five spices".

Aniseed

Aniseed is less popular in Chinese cooking than Star Anise, but it has a similar flavour. It is not really one of the five spices, unless you cannot find any star anise, but star anise is available (see above).
 

Ginger (Spice)

Ground ginger is often added to five-spice, and is commonly used in China.

Szechuan Pepper

Szechuan pepper is very different from normal pepper. It's very spicy and works particularly well with Chinese meat dishes. It is sometimes regarded as one of the five spices.

Chinese Five Spice

Ready-Mixed Chinese Five-Spice
Combine with chillis for extra impact or add to coconut powder for a delicious sauce.
 

Arrowroot

Arrowroot is generally used as a thickener in Chinese cooking. It gives Chinese sauces their thickness (e.g. sweet and sour sauce, or barbecue sauce). It has a neutral flavour and is equally suitable for thickening European sauces such as gravy. It is not in itself "spicy" in any way.

Garlic

Garlic is used throughout Chinese cuisine. We supply a range of forms of garlic including paste, powder and flakes that make it quicker and easier to cook with garlic, with no peeling or chopping required. They also offer very good value for money.

Chillies and Chilli Powder

Chillies are used often in Chinese cooking. We sell a variety of chilli flakes and powders in economy-sized bags.
 

Thai Flavours

 
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Thai aromas
One of the characteristic flavours of Thai food.
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Lemon grass adds a subtle flavour to Thai food, and is used extensively. Keep this handy pack in the cupboard for those moments of spontaneous Thai-ness.
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Galangal is a little like ginger, but not exactly. It is woody and so you do not chop these pieces up, but just put them in the pan/pot whilst cooking, then remove before serving.
 
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Creamy, pure coconut milk
Coconut milk in a tin - Used to make thick and creamy curries. Can also be used to flavour rice and to make puddings.
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Pure coconut milk - with 9% fat
Coconut milk in a tin - Used to make thick and creamy curries. Can also be used to flavour rice and to make puddings.
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Tamarind is a sour fruit that is used in a similar way to how lemon is used. Whole tamarind is somewhat cumbersome to use as it has a skin and seeds, so this smooth tamarind puree takes the hard work out of it.
 
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A blend of Thai spices including lemon grass and coriander.
 

Japanese Flavours

 

Miso

Miso is typically made from fermented soy, rice or barley. It is used as the basis of a great number of Japanese soups and stir-fries.

Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is commonly used in Japan to flavour just about any rice or noodle dish.

Wasabi

Wasabi is familiar to us as the green paste that you get in sushi restaurants. We supply wasabi in powdered form, ready to mix into a paste.
 

Japanese Vinegar and Mirin

Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice vinegar, used in dipping sauces. We also offer Japanese brown rice vinegar.

Furikake

Furikake seasoning is a delicious mixture of sesame seeds, nori seaweeed and red shiso leaves. It can be added to almonst any dish and has a wonderful sesame flavour. Furikake is a great sushi coating too!

Pickled Daikon (White Radish) 100g (Clearspring)

Pickled Daikon (or Japanese White Radish) is a tangy, crispy pickle. It can be added to rice and sushi dishes.
 

Umeboshi Plums

Umeboshi plums are a tart, tangy pickle. They are available in whole form, purèe and a vinegar seasoning. Use to flavour rice, sushi, vegetables and salad dressings.

Sushi Ginger 105g (50g when drained) (Clearspring)

Pickled sushi ginger
Pink coloured ginger - a fresh and tangy sushi accompaniment.
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