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Asian Spices

Hard-to-find Asian Spices by Joyce Chen

Hard to find Asian spices
Cooks Illustrated Recommends Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn - Nov/Dec Issue, 2014
In a taste test of Sichuan Peppercorns, Cooks Illustrated commented that Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn, "... triggered a "very pronounced" tingling sensation that "packs a punch." It tasted the most like black peppercorns, with a "woodsy, clove-live" undertones." Our product is available online and in stores.

Did you know?
Chinese fermented black beans are made from soybeans.
Star Anise is from the magnolia family.
Sichuan Peppercorn is actually dried rinds from the Prickly Ash tree.
There is no standard blend for Chinese Five Spice.
Have you noticed how many recipes on the Food Channel and the Internet use hard-to-find Asian spices?

  • We have sourced high quality Asian spices, and offer them to you in round glass pinch jars with screw tops, for long-lasting freshness.
  • Our 1.75-ounce jar of fermented black beans, an aromatic mix of soybeans, orange, and spices, provides you enough to make almost a dozen recipes.
  • Generous amounts Star Anise, Chinese Five Spice, and Sichuan Peppercorn will help add to your culinary repertoire.
  • To help you along, each of our spice jars has a QR code on its label that links to YouTube videos of Joyce Chen recipes.
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Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn

Add Flavor Without Heat
A Citrus Berry, Not a Pepper

Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn Tingling Sensation
Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn is recommended by Christopher Kimball's Cook's Illustrated, which noted the "pronounced tingling sensation" of our product, and that it "packs a punch." As well, they described it as having "woodsy, clove-like" undertones. These features - citrus and cedar overtones and tingling mouth sensation - make this product a perfect partner with stronger spices in Sichuan dishes.

Guy Fieri of the Food Network's show, "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" has referred to the explosion of sensation that Sichuan Peppercorn makes in your mouth.

To enhance the flavor, we recommend that you lightly toast a recipe’s portion in a dry saucepan. Sichuan Peppercorn adds flavor to a variety of recipes, including our Dan Dan Spicy Peanut Sauce. It’s also may used to add a unique flavor to homemade pickles.

Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn is available online and in stores (see links below). If your local retailer does not carry this product and you would like them to, we recommend that you submit the Store Request Letter (below).

In some instances, Sichuan is spelled Szechuan.

NET WT. 0.75 oz (21.26g)
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Joyce Chen Fermented Black Beans

Beans With a Hint of Oranges and Spice

Joyce Chen Fermented Black Beans Aromatic
A small amount of this aromatic mix of fermented soybeans, ginger, orange and other spices adds a savory depth to stir-fry, fish, and ribs, and a variety of classic Chinese recipes, such as green beans in black beans. For use in recipes, either mince or sprinkle into dish while cooking or use as part of cooking sauce. Most recipes ask for a small amount of fermented black beans, so there’s enough in our jar for you to make multiple servings. If desired, this product can be rinsed to reduce saltiness. Joyce Chen's recipe for shrimp with pea pods and Tea Eggs are delicious when make with Joyce Chen Fermented Black Beans.

NET WT. 1.75 oz (49.6g)

Ingredients: Soybean, Salt, Ginger, Orange Peel and Spices

Contains: SOY
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Joyce Chen Star Anise

A Gentle Fragrance of Licorice
Use Like Cloves

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Joyce Chen Star Anise adds a gentle fragrance of licorice to slow cooking dishes such as stews, soups, and curries. It can be used like cloves in many recipes, such as Joyce Chen’s Gluten Free Empress Chicken. Star anise, a member of the Magnolia family, is star-shaped when fully intact.

NET WT. 0.75 oz (21.26g)
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Joyce Chen Chinese Five Spice

A Sweet, Aromatic Blend
Great Replacement of Cinnamon in Recipes

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Joyce Chen Chinese Five Spice is a special blend of spices that adds a complex kick of aromatic spiciness and sweetness to roasts, marinades, stews, stir-fry, and even baking. Joyce Chen’s blend is a perfect addition for chicken, rib, and noodle recipes that specifically call for Chinese Five Spice. It’s also a great replacement for cinnamon in your favorite recipe. Our glass pinch jar contains 1.25 ounces of Chinese Five Spice Powder.

NET WT. 1.25 oz (35.44g)

Ingredients: anise, fennel, cinnamon, ginger and cloves