Tsaoko | Cao Guo | 草果 16 oz or 3.5oz
Tsaoko ( 草果 Cao Guo, Black Cardamom ) is one widely used spice in many dishes of Chinese cooking and it can add rich flavors to a variety of dishes. You can find it in the dishes of braised meat such as braised chicken, and braised beef. It brings a pleasant flavor to the dish. In Chinese medicine it is also used for treating digestive problems due to its soothing qualities. For Sichuan cuisine, Tsaoko is used in the famous Hot Pot and Dry Pot to enrich the flavor
In the famous Sichuan Chili Oil （红油）, Tsaoko is used to enhance the flavor of red oil. Simply heat the vegetable oil with Tsaoko, Star Anise and CInnamon, you get the flavored oil before pouring into crushed chili.