This savory classic infuses five spice and soy sauce in a simple braise for minced or ground pork. The versatile dish draws comparisons to ragu sauce for its long-simmered, meaty richness.
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Sweet and earthy Chinese char siu set on the backdrop of smoky and tender pork shoulder steaks with luscious fat.
Sweet and earthy Chinese char siu, set on the backdrop of smoky and tender pork shoulder steaks.
Five spice powder is a blend of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper, and ground fennel seed, though the ratios are inexact and sometimes cloves or ginger are included in the blend. The mix is earthy and heady, with a touch of spice and sweetness. And yes, these cookies may not be authentically anything. Except delicious.
These butter cookies get an earthy, spicy taste from five spice powder.