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Star anise is a pillar ingredient in Chinese cooking. It is one of the main flavors in Chinese five spice powder and is also used to flavor roast duck and other meats.
In Vietnamese cuisine, star anise is used to flavor the well known soup, pho.
Star anise is also a common spice in Indian cuisine, where it is used in the spice blend garam masala, as well as dishes like biryani and drinks such as chai.
Star anise is also widely used to flavor beverages. In addition to chai tea, star anise is used to infuse several liquors. Absinthe, sambuca, and pastis all utilize star anise to impart a licorice flavor to the finished product.