Chinese place great value on both the physical and spiritual benefits of their
cuisine. Harmony of flavour, colour and texture reflects the ancient Taoist
principles of Yin and Yang: complementary negative and positive forces in
with its diverse climate and terrain has highly distinctive regional styles of
cuisine: stir-fried and steamed Cantonese dishes abound in the lush and fertile
south; warming noodles, dumplings and firepots are typical of the more robust
Pekinese style of the northern wilderness; the Sichuan region is fiery and
passionate with many chillies and spices whereas the Shanghai style in the East
has rich dishes of meat and fish created from slowly braised ingredients.
herbs and spices and other Chinese ingredients are widely available these days,
so we can all enjoy preparing dishes from any of these distinctive regional
spices include Sichuan Pepper, which is not actually a pepper at all, but a
member of the citrus family! It has a tangy sweet spicy flavour and is a
classic Chinese ingredient in stir-fries and Chinese Five Spice blend.
Spice blend captures the magical flavours of China as it is a seasoning made
from the Chinese spices of Star Anise, Sichuan Pepper, Fennel seeds, Cassia
bark and Cloves.
Chinese ingredients available from Seasoned Pioneers include Mandarin Peel,
which will impart a tart citrus flavour to your recipes. We also offer Chinese Sichuan
Salt, an all purpose Chinese seasoning which is a blend of Sea Salt and Sichuan
simple to prepare, tasty, healthy and nutritious dishes are at your fingertips
using fresh ingredients, Chinese herbs and spices and a hot wok!
Should you have any queries regarding cooking
with Chinese spices, we will do our best to help, just contact us.