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Chinese Curry

When you think about Chinese curry, you might immediately think of having a Chinese Takeaway, or the ‘Curry sauce’ you put on your chips at your local Chippy. 

However, Chinese Curry is much more than that, with a beautiful and subtle flavour profile that can be easily achieved with Hides Fine Foods’ Chinese Five Spice.

Chinese curry has a milder and more subtly spiced flavour than the Indian curries we may know and love. Chinese curry typically contains spices like coriander, ginger, garlic, and chilli, resulting in a gentler spice. It is a lot more fragrant than its Indian counterpart.

Chinese Curry Recipe – Serves Four


  • 500g chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 3 tbsp Hides Fine Foods Chinese Five Spice
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly 
  • 1 red pepper, sliced thinly
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce


  • In a bowl, mix the cut chicken with 2 tbsp of Hides Fine Foods Chinese Five Spice. Marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix a small amount of water with the remaining Chinese Five Spice to form a paste. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent. Stir in minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the Chinese Five Spice paste and marinated protein to the pan. Stir well to coat the protein with the paste and cook until the protein is browned.
  • Stir in the potatoes, carrots, and red pepper.
  • Add coconut milk and chicken stock to the pan. Stir in the curry powder and soy sauce.
  • Allow the curry to simmer on low-medium heat until the potatoes and carrots are tender (about 20-25 minutes).
  • Serve the curry with steamed rice, and enjoy!

The information in this article is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Hides Fine Foods takes no responsibility for the subsequent use or application of the information provided in this article.

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