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“Is this a Chinese version with its strong anise flavor. It's so convenient to make this mix from pantry staples I have on hand. See update be low”

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  1. 1. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine all ingredients (in batches if necessary); grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. My update Note: I play with this and ended up mixing half of this with a half cup of brown sugar and rubbing it on raw chicken. I then sprinkled soy sauce over the top. Considering that chinese five spice is so expensive, it's really better that I can make it at home. This way, I'm not out seven dollars for a spice I might only use a couple of times.
  3. I made a variation from the original and added a tablespoon of powdered ginger to the mix instead of the pepper. hope this helps somebody.

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