Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce

Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce


This is the second jar sauce we’ve tried from Star Anise and again I was attracted to the unique flavor profile.

The sauce tasting promising fish from the jar but for best results I decided that following the guide on the jar would be best; basically cooking the sauce with a can of coconut milk – also adding tofu here. I then served with some cauliflower rice, garlic soy green beans, crushed peanuts, siracha and basil aioli.

Tofu in Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce
Tofu in Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce

Personally I wasn’t a huge fan of the sauce. I think the coconut milk added far too much richness that wasn’t balanced out enough by the sauce. It felt flabby on palate and needed more sharpness or more acidity. I much preferred the Garlic Lemongrass version instead.

Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce nutrition and ingredients

Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce nutrition
Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce nutrition
Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce ingredients
Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce ingredients
  • Overall
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Is Star Anise Foods Lemon Basil Vietnamese Simmer Sauce any good

For us this one is a pass. The sauce is interesting but following the instructions on the jar, it ends up a little limp and overly rich. Let us know if you have better success.

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