Star Anise or commonly called Star Aniseed and Chinese Star Anise is known as ‘Bunga Lawang’ in Malay and ‘八角’ in Chinese. It is the seed pod from the fruit of Illicium verum plant, an evergreen tree native to Southwest China and Northeast Vietnam. Star anise is a spice that has a very strong, distinct flavor that is sweet and spicy, similar to licorice, and should be used in small quantities. Although the flavor of star anise is generally thought of as sweet, it is commonly used in savory dishes; it pairs well with citrus, onions, poultry, beef, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It is also considered as a secret ingredient in traditional Asian dishes as this warming, sweet spice can be simmered in broths and braises to add extra depth of flavor.
It is one of the main flavors in Chinese five spice powder and is also used to season roast duck and other meats. In Vietnamese cuisine, star anise is part of the well-known soup, phở, a Vietnamese noodle soup. On top of that, Star Anise is also a common spice in Indian cuisine, where it is used in the spice blend garam masala, as well as dishes like biryani and drinks such as chai.
Why HEXA Star Anise?
- 100% natural ingredients.
- One of the world’s most popular spices.
- Enhances flavor of meat
- Used in Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine
- Improving digestion and sleep quality.
- Used as medicinal remedies for the common flu, bacterial infections
- HACCP certified
- Halal Certified
- Garam Masala
- Braised or Roasted Meat
- Vietnamese noodle soup
Keep in a clean, dry and cool place. Better to keep in the fridge once open.
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