Star Anise 八角 100gm.
Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with a liquorice-like aroma. Star anise is one of the five spices in Chinese five spice powder. By itself whole star anise is frequently used to sweeten soups and meat stews. Also commonly used in breads, pastries and other types of desserts because of its particular sweetness.