Chinese ingredient – Thirteen spicy (十三香)

Thirteen spicy (Shi san xiang)十三香

A Chinese spicy consist of thirteen Chinese herbals: Zikou, Amomum fruit, nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Pepper, Aniseed, Fennel, Costustoot, Angelica root, Sand ginger, Falangal, dried ginger. Use for making dumpling, Baozi,  Shai-mai, and so on.



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6 thoughts on “Chinese ingredient – Thirteen spicy (十三香)

  1. I have heard of 5 spice powder and some of these similar ingredients but 13 spice is new for me. I will look for it on the shelves here in HK.

    Posted by Bam's Kitchen | 2012-03-08, 16:00
    • This is mainly used for dumpling or Baozi, I am not use it very often but use it everytime when I am making Baozi..sometimes I use Five Spicy Powder instead though.Thanks for stopping by Bobbi!

      Posted by Jenny liu | 2012-03-08, 18:03
  2. Hi
    Where to get the 13 spice powder in Hong Kong


    Posted by Merry | 2016-03-02, 06:23
  3. Hi

    Where to get in Hong Kong ?

    Posted by Merry | 2016-03-02, 06:24
  4. could someone please send me a recipe using this 13 spicy???? I’m from Brazil and I can’t understand what’s written in Shi san xiang package. Thanks

    Posted by Sebastião Régis Bordin | 2016-12-13, 05:51


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