Saturday, January 12, 2013

It’s about Five Spices Powder!

Do you know why if people more like to use spices herb in powder? Well, most of them will said where it will be more simple and easy to use for the powder of spices herb, even in my experience, not all of spices and herb will be perfect when we use it in powder since it will be depend on the menu recipes.

Such as vanilla bean, it will be more fragrance when we use it in ground vanilla powder to cook than whole vanilla beans, the other problem usually will come also since ground vanilla powder was not water soluble, remember, ground vanilla powder is different with vanilla powder since it make from whole vanilla beans has grinder use a grinder machine.    

But how is about five spices powder as Chinese cuisine tradition for the cooking ingredients? Last where my wife was use it in the making of lamb roast recipes, to be honest, it was very perfect composition and texture when we use it means Chinese spices powder as the ingredients on the cooking recipes. Cinnamon powder, Star Anise and Clove is my favorite! How do you think about this?

I am interest to learn more about five spices powder as Chinese cuisine tradition which become famous cooking ingredients in the world today, the Chinese name of this spices ingredients is Ngo Hiong. According the information that I got from the website of Chinese, many a lot of story in China about this five spices powder, however it is about the Chinese culture and philosophy for the balancing of life since five spices powder have kind of flavor, sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty which found in five spice powder.

So, what are you waiting for? Chinese new year will coming soon, have you thinking about some idea as the cooking recipes use five spices powder to celebrates? Chinese new year, most of people call it also as Spring Festival, including celebrate in Indonesia, this Spring Festival as China's major traditional holiday is celebrate also in another country which mostly in parts of Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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