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Pastes Pastes
Pastes Pastes


Nicholas Zhou (Author of "Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking") recommends you buy paste from the following source. Please choose from the following 21 categories.
Paste (All categories)
Achiote Paste Almond Paste
Anchovy Paste Bean Paste
Chili Paste Curry Paste
Garlic Paste Ginger Paste
Guava Paste Gum Paste
Marzipan Paste Miso Paste
Mustard Paste Olive Paste
Pepper Paste Plum Paste
Shrimp Paste Soybean Paste
Tandoori Paste Tomato Paste


Blends - Five Spice Powder

Five Spice Powder Five Spice Powder

Five Spice Powder

Five Spice Powder is a common ingredient in Chinese cooking. This delicious mixture of five ground spices usually consists of equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, start anise and Szechwan peppercorns.

Nicholas Zhou (Author of "
Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking") recommends you buy five spice powder from the following source.

Buy Five Spice Powder


Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices - Minced Ginger

Minced Ginger

Herbs & Spices - Ginger Powder

Ginger Powder

Herbs & Spices - Star Anise (Star Aniseed)

Star Anise (Star Aniseed)

Minced Ginger (or Ginger Powder) and Star Aniseed are widely used in Chinese cooking.

Minced Ginger is an apt substitute for freshly grated that saves you the hassle of grating fresh ginger.

Star Aniseed, or Star Anise, is a dried, star-shaped fruit comes from a small Chinese evergreen. It is used extensively in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking. Its flavor is similar to, but stronger than, anise seed.

Nicholas Zhou (Author of "
Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking") recommends you buy minced ginger, ginger powder and star aniseed from the following resource.

Buy Minced Ginger

Buy Ginger Powder

Buy Star Anise



Dried Seaweed - Zi Cai or Nori

Dried Seaweed - Zi Cai or Nori

Dried Seaweed
(Zi Cai or Nori)

Dried Seaweed - Hai Dai, Kombu, or Kunbu

Dried Seaweed - Hai Dai, Kombu, or Kunbu

Dried Seaweed
(Hai Dai, Kombu, or Kunbu)

Seaweed draws an extraordinary wealth of mineral elements from the sea that can account for up to 36% of its dry mass. They are widely used in everyday Chinese cooking because of their nutritional and medical value.

There are two types of seaweeds common in Chinese and Asian cooking: Zi Cai and Hai Dai (both Chinese names).

Zi Cai

The Chinese name Zicai (Nori in Japanese) means purple vegetable. This black, pungent, dried seaweed has a crinkly appearance and round cake shape, making it perfect for crumbling into Chinese soups and stocks, infusing an instant taste of the sea. Versatile, it can be adapted to a myriad of preparations, such as rice dishes or poached fish. It is also used to wrap sushi and for making numerous snacks in Japanese cuisine.

Hai Dai

Hai Dai means Sea Strip because of its shape. It's generally associated with having cholesterol-lowering and hypoglycemic effects.
The common food item is the low cost but highly nutritious kelp (kunbu in Chinese; kombu in Japanese).

Buy Seaweed

Nicholas Zhou (Author of "Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking") recommends you buy dried seaweed from the following source.

If you are looking for Zi Cai, find the one with the name "Nori", or with round cake shape.

If you are looking for Hai Dai, please look for "Kombu", "Kunbu" or the one with the strip shape.

Buy Dried Seaweed




Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon is a popular flavoring in many cuisines, and is especially noted for its delectable aroma. Medicinal use of cinnamon bark was first recorded in Chinese formularies as early as 2700 B.C. The herb has been used as a healing aid for stomach upset and gas, diarrhea, rheumatism, kidney ailments, and abdominal pain.

Cinnamon is known to be able to aid digestion, relieve flatulence and bloating and restore appetite.

Nicholas Zhou (Author of "
Real & Healthy Chinese Cooking") recommends you buy cinnamon from the following source. You can choose from the following 2 categories.

Buy Cinnamon Sticks

Buy Cinnamon (All Categories)



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