A easy, luscious dish prepared from frying marinated chicken leg piece with five spices. Chinese cinnamon, fennel seed, star anise, and cloves. When it comes to the fifth spice, it can be a bit of a wild card between ginger, white pepper, and Sichuan peppercorns. The first sensation from this aromatic spice is a peppery (spicy) taste that quickly numbs the tongue. Then comes the hints of anise and ginger, gradually becoming lemony (sour), salty, and hot. Ground cloves have a pungent, sweet flavor.