Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe is posted in response to a request. When you can't find this spice in your local market spice aisle, you can make your own!


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender or coffee grinder.
  2. Blend until finely ground.
  3. Store in airtight container.
  4. Keeps up to 2 months.
  5. Note: You could"roast" the whole spices a bit for a more intense flavor in a dry frying pan-- Watch closely to prevent spices from burning.
Most Helpful

I used this to make Barbequed Pork- Chinese Style Barbecued Pork--Chinese Style. I had forgotten to buy 5 spice powder while shopping and this recipe was a perfect substitute.

* Pamela * February 10, 2005

This is so fragrant and easy I will never purchase five spice powder again. But for keeping up to 2 months I don`t think so. It`ll be gone way before that so I`ll be doubling the recipe next time.

Rita~ March 26, 2004

This spice powder is terrific. DH and I are on WW and I was looking for something to sprinkle on grilled meat. This adds a definite new taste to plain old chicken, pork, etc.

Robin W March 26, 2004