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Star Anise

Hey, you guys ever try sucking the star anise from your Pho??? doesn't it taste sweet??? Am i the only one that does this??? Am i a really weird individual???
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No...it tastes like licorice.
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cipher wrote:No...it tastes like licorice.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet licorice!!! lol
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Juidd wrote:star anus is yucky
Yeah....hated it ever since I was a kid, especially when it's used to marinate braised briskets and stuff.
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jollyeskimo wrote:Yeah....hated it ever since I was a kid, especially when it's used to marinate braised briskets and stuff.

Its good in Pho lol...
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Juidd wrote:star anus is yucky
:lol: :lol: :lol: Unless you're into that stuff! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

In cooking, star anise is preferable and a little goes a long way.
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It is not an aquired taste IMO. Perhaps if you like to eat it by itself for some reason, but not when used in cooking.
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szw wrote:It is not an aquired taste IMO. Perhaps if you like to eat it by itself for some reason, but not when used in cooking.

It blends well in pho alongside cinnimon sticks/onions/ginger/basil
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Truth wrote:It blends well in pho alongside cinnimon sticks/onions/ginger/basil
It goes great in Biryani.
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Kai Viti wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol: Unless you're into that stuff! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

In cooking, star anise is preferable and a little goes a long way.
LOL
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I hate star anise, a tiny hint of it i can deal with, but damn, when its overpowering in the food, its nasty

lol, my mom uses it in her cooking, and overpowers it to hell,

a long time ago, my brother and i didn;t know it was called star anise, we thought it was some dried up hardened flower, so kept calling it "Flower meats". so everytime i ask my brother what is mom cooking, or even the smell of it. "what is mom making today?" "flower meats" "I hate flower meats". lol, but the name stuck with us, so we kept calling it to this day
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star anise also provides the principal ingredient in the manufacture of the antiviral medication Tamiflu (shikimic acid).

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