five-spice powder


: a blend of spices typically including anise, pepper, fennel, cloves, and cinnamon that is used in Chinese cooking

Examples of five-spice powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut the fish into 1-inch chunks and place them in a bowl; toss with the Chinese five-spice powder. Bonnie S. Benwick, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Billed as phở pâté, the first course is seasoned like the Vietnamese noodle soup with five-spice powder and cilantro and scooped up with crullers. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Step 6: Serve Sprinkle the chops with salt, chile flakes, more five-spice powder. Cathy Erway, Men's Health, 6 Sep. 2023 Mix vinegar, Chinese five-spice powder, garlic, soy sauce, honey, water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. cleveland, 15 Aug. 2023 The vegetable dishes — snappy and smoky green beans, cabbage and Chinese yam seasoned with five-spice powder — are a testament to the reverence the Eastern school of Chinese cooking has for produce. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 May 2023 In a bowl, combine the shio koji, salt, Chinese five-spice powder, rice vinegar, sugar, light soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, ginger and garlic and coat the steaks with the marinade. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2023 Marinated in soy sauce, rice wine, often garlic and always five-spice powder, then coated with coarse sweet potato starch, fried and finished with a dusting of white pepper, Taiwanese fried chicken is typically served in paper bags, without any sauce, for easy on-the-go snacking. New York Times, 28 June 2022 Chinese five-spice powder 2 tbsp. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of five-spice powder was in 1970

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“Five-spice powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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