Cookbook:Star Anise

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Star Anise
CategoryHerbs and spices

Cookbook | Recipes | Ingredients | Spices and herbs

Star anise is a spice commonly used in Chinese, South Asian, and Indonesian cooking. It has a flavour much like anise, and has also been compared to fennel and liquorice.

In many dishes, whole stars are added to the cooking, imparting their flavour as the food simmers. It is not uncommon to find star anise served in the food, to be fished out by the diner.

Star anise is also a component of the classic Chinese five spice mix, used widely in Chinese cuisine.

In western cuisines, star anise has gained some use as a replacement for anise, as it is less expensive.