Star Anise is one of the popular spice when doing braise. At lease I hardly use it for something else.
It has a strong flavor, so I normally would let it stay in pot for about 15-20 minutes, then I would take it out and throw away.
I don’t really know much about it. luckily, we have wiki, HA!
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