Why we chose this: they are fragrant and comes whole, so you can lend flavour without overdoing it
Harvested just before ripening, the star anise fruit is then thoroughly dried to harden for use in most cooking purposes across Asia.
Taste: Liquorice, fennel seed, warming.
Preparation: To make stock, place in muslin filter.
Uses: Used widely across Vietnamese, Chinese and Indo-Malay cooking, star anise works well with poultry, beef or pork. It is a vital component to pho as well as many other famous dishes like Hainanese chicken and braised oxtail.
Related recipes and links: Shiitake Ginger and Sesame Sauce by Cass Hay/Hara Wholefoods, Kuy Teav AKA Phnom Penh Noodle Soup by Sophia Thach
Ingredients: Star anise
Packaging: Ziplock heat-sealed small Kraft pouch.
Storage instructions: Store in a cool dry place.
Product of India.