This classic and powerful blend of anise, cinnamon, fennel seed, clove and ginger is used heavily in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking for roasting meat and poultry, and in combination with soy sauce. It's essential to creating a traditional Chinese brown sauce that is often used in chow mein and vegetable stir fries. Also makes a great rub for smoking fish or meat when combined with brown sugar. Customers tell us they have also added it to their ginger cookie recipe. Use sparingly.