Asian Five Spice Seasoning Recipe

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Mix Recipe

Asian five spice is a blend of five spices (of course) and often salt. It is great for seasoning fatty cuts of meat like pork or duck but is also great on seafood. It is a staple in my kitchen. I make a large batch so I always have some on hand.

The core five spices that are usually used are anise, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, and cloves, though sometimes turmeric and citrus peel are added too.

I often use this spice in stir frys and roasted meats or vegetables and I especially like it mixed into a blend of fresh orange juice, lemon juice, and honey. (Not sure if this a traditional use, but it is delicious).

Some other great ways to use this spice blend:

If five spice isn’t your type of seasoning, check out my other 13 homemade herb and spice blend recipes for one you’ll like!

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Recipe



Yield 1/2 cup

Homemade Asian 5-Spice blend uses anise, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, and cloves for a delicious and complex flavor to add to many dishes.



  1. Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container.


Great on veggies and in drinks too!

Courses Condiment

Cuisine Chinese

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories 3

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.1 g


Sodium 133 mg


Total Carbohydrates 0.6 g


Dietary Fiber 0.3 g


Protein 0.1 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Ever tried an Asian five spice seasoning? How did you use it?

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