Easy cinnamon recipes are common in China at present. However, in traditional Chinese culture, it was seen as the most valued spice. Due to the importance given to this spice, the king himself choose the best quality cinnamon to present to foreign delegates visiting the emperor. In addition to using it as a spice, the Chinese use it as a medicine as well. The reason is that it has a great aroma and sweetness. Further, it has the ability to function as a blood activator, sterilizer and powerful deodorizer as well. The Chinese believe that cinnamon has the ability to cure a wide range of diseases.
When making Chinese cinnamon recipes, you should know one thing. In China, the cinnamon will be generally greyer and thicker. It will have a similar look to tree bark. Also, it will not be as fragrant as regular cinnamon sticks that we find in other parts of the world. In Chinese cuisine, you can use it for marinades, stews and braised dishes. You can convert the bark into powdered form by grinding it. Otherwise, you can just add the cinnamon bark to your dishes when they are hot. You can add the bark in stews and soups to get the essence of cinnamon in the dishes.