*Five-spice powder is a mixture of ground star anise, Sichuan peppercorns, fennel, cloves and cinnamon. It lends an exotic fragrance to marinades. You'll find it in the spice section at supermarkets as well as Chinese grocers.
*Serve with rice noodles. Some prawn crackers would would also be a fun accompaniment for this dish.
*Use chopsticks, rather than cutlery, to eat with.