Spice Cuisine: Chinese and Far Eastern Spices and Seasonings

Chinese food is a broad category covering many diverse regional cuisines, including Sichuan, Hunan and Cantonese. Each of the varied regions of China has its own unique cuisine, but they do have many ingredients and traditions in common.

Chinese immigrants brought their cooking to America in the 19th century, and it has become one of our foremost ethnic cuisines. Almost every town has a Chinese restaurant, so many of us have never tried to make our own Chinese food. Listed here you’ll find some of the most common Chinese spices to get you going in your own kitchen. We also have a some great Chinese recipes.

Argyle Street Asian Blend

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Argyle Street Asian Blend is inspired by Chicago's Argyle Street, which is heavily influenced by immigrants from a variety of Asian cultures. All ar…

Asian Flavors Gift Box

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We've remade this gift box to include some of our newest and most popular Asian spices. When we think of Asian flavors, our minds conjure up exoti…

Black Garlic

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Black garlic is finding its way into all sorts of four star chefs' kitchens, and The Spice House is excited to begin carrying it, for those of you wh…

Tien Tsin Chinese Hot Red Chile Peppers

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Tien Tsin chile peppers are named after the province of China in which they are harvested. These chile peppers fall under the category of "exotics,"…

Chinese Five Spice Powder

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Chinese Five Spice Powder is on the top of our list for its delightful combination of taste elements. While many of our seasoning combinations make …

Chinese "Tung Hung" Cassia Cinnamon

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This cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia , has a high 3 - 4% natural oil and is appreciated for its rich, sweet yet slightly spicy flavor. The reason we sto…

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Whole, Cracked or Ground

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This cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi , is by far our most popular, and we're proud of its sweet, spicy flavor and freshness. If we had to pick a sign…

Cloves, Whole or Ground

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Cloves are by far the most prominent of the spices known as "flower spices." Just before the buds blossom, they turn pink, at which point they must …

Glace De Canard Gold

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This highly concentrated premium roasted duck stock is reduced to a glace in the hand-made traditions of the finest French classics. More Than Gourme…

China "Number One" Ginger, Whole Root Or Powder

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Dehydrated Ginger root comes in whole and powdered form. It is very healthy and useful for baking, marinades and sauces. Once you find ginger creep…

Matcha Green Tea Powder

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In 780 A.D., the Chinese scholar Lu Yu penned The Classic of Tea. It was the first treatise on the preparation of tea. We think Mr. Lu would be pleas…

Monosodium Glutamate MSG

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MSG has a wonderful ability to bring out the flavor in anything it is added to. The Japanese term "Umami" describes this earthy flavor enhancer. Mo…

Yellow Mustard Powder, Hot

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This is the sharp, hot type of mustard that usually comes with egg rolls in Chinese restaurants. It will make your eyes water!

Yellow Mustard Seed, Hot

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These mustard seeds (Brassica hirta ) have a very sharp heat, compared to regular yellow mustard seeds. Use them in Asian recipes or to make your own…

Sansho Japanese Pepper, Whole or Ground

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The unripened seedpods of the Japanese prickly ash (Zanthoxylum piperitum), these little green fireballs really pack a punch! Hand-harvested in…

Sichuan Peppercorns

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Sichuan Peppercorns, also spelled Szechwan and Szechuan, are back after a long absence. Sichuan pepper (xanthoxylum peperitum) is native to the Sich…

Spicy Sesame Seasoning

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Spicy Sesame Seasoning is a salt-free spice blend featuring lots of fresh, crunchy sesame seeds, in addition to herbs. This makes it an ideal salad …

Sriracha Powder

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Everyone’s favorite fiery Asian sauce, now in a convenient dry form! Perfect for sprinkling onto popcorn or homemade potato chips, or adding to dip…

Broken Pieces or Ground Star Anise

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Whole Broken Pieces or Ground Star Anise are practical for cooking purposes. The broken pieces will give you the same flavor at a third of the price…

Hand-Selected Whole Star Anise

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Whole, perfect Star Anise are really quite a beautiful wonder of nature, with eight points and a seed in each point. Costly because they are picked o…

Sunny Singapore Salt-Free Seasoning

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Sunny Singapore Seasoning is named after the city that combines the best of both the Western and Eastern worlds. We like to think this seasoning doe…

Wasabi Powder

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Wasabi is a variety of green horseradish, the powder has a sharp flavor that's a bit hotter than the familiar white horseradish. Wasabi powder prov…