Spiced Pantry is a monthly subscription box service that sends you the ingredients and recipes needed to explore the cuisine of a different region or country. Spiced Pantry recently sent me their Shanghai box to try and review. I made their Shanghai Fried Noodles. I want to share that recipe with you and give you the chance to win a Spiced Pantry box for yourself.
The Shanghai box included:
- Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
- Chinese Black Rice
- Chinese Five Spice
- Chinese Chilies
- Information Card on Chinese cuisine and cooking traditions
- Red Cooked Eggplant Recipe Card
- Egg Fried Rice Recipe Card
- Shanghai Pork Belly Recipe Card
- Shanghai Fried Noodles Recipe Card
When I opened my box, the smell of Chinese Five Spice filled the air. The spice is an aromatic blend of star anise, clove, cinnamon, black peppercorn, and fennel. It was wonderful! Inside my box were the 4 ingredients I listed above. I liked that there was 0.75 ounces of Chinese 5 Spice. That was enough there for several recipes.
I used the mushrooms in the Shanghai Fried Noodles. The recipe card was easy to follow and the kids helped with its preparation. I liked that all of the ingredients needed to make this and the other 3 dishes were easy to find and would often be items I have on hand regularly. The only exception is the pork belly for a different recipes, but I have a place in town where I can get that.
On the next page I’ll share the recipe for Shanghai Fried Noodles with you and give you the chance to win a Spiced Pantry box of your own.