Star Anise, Whole
With flavors of fennel and anise, star anise is a must-have for Chinese cuisine and a key ingredient in Chinese Five Spice. You'll also find it in Vietnamese pho. Its warm sweetness also makes it an excellent addition to cakes, custards and cookies.
Chicken Cilantro Wontons with Red Chili Oil
Oaktown Spice Shop has been in the Adams Point neighborhood for nine years. They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice, then grind the spices themselves, in their shop. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.
You can visit their own site here or find more of their spices on Keep Oakland Alive.