Star Anise Recipes

From Vietnamese pho and Chinese barbecue pork to poached pears and pineapple upside-down cake, star anise adds a warm and comforting flavor to dishes, including dinner and dessert!

Inspiration and Ideas

Authentic Pho

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137
This authentic pho isn't quick, but it is delicious. The key is in the broth, which gets simmered for at least 6 hours.

Beef Pho

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103
Authentic South Vietnamese Style Pho. A comforting richly seasoned beef broth is ladled over rice noodles and thinly sliced beef. Add hot sauce and plum sauce to taste and top with cilantro, basil, lime juice and bean sprouts.

Filipino Ribs

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75

Spareribs glazed with the sweet, tangy taste of the Philippines. One of the honey coating ingredients, star anise, is native to China; it is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that contains a pea-sized seed in each of its eight segments. Star anise is available at all Asian markets as well as many general grocery stores.