I am not so familiar with this spice until I get to try cooking with it. On a research from the web, I have found that this spice gives that ‘hamonado’ taste to dishes.
Dishes where you can put star anise:
It helps you achieve the Asado taste from the Chowking’s Siopao as well as 7-11’s in my opinion. Porkcooked in water, soy sauce, sugar and staraise.
- pork Adobo
- pork barbecue basting sauce or marinade
- Tocino (sweetened pork)
Cook your store-bought tocino in ¾ cups water and two tablespoons cooking oil with a petal of it on a low heat so as not to burn the sugar content before it dies-up, remove and discard star anise.
That petal as shown on the right side of the photo above can flavor up to a half kilo of meat. If half kilo with sauce 'one whole star ' of it, will give the flavor. Remove and discard it once after a minute of smelling the aroma- that means the flavor is released.
Do not try putting a lot of it, it will make you feel like dizzy – it is too overpowering. Do not keep it lounging, discard after cooking, before serving. It is not edible because of its hardness (like a chunk of wood) and whenever you warm the entrée the flavor diffuses out of it.
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