I have to admit to making this because the weird ingredients caught my curiosity! But it works...and it's such a welcome change of pace. (And a mystery to everyone eating it!) I had to make my own 5 spice powder so that added to the total time to make it. But I made extra just in case the recipe was good and I wanted to make it, again. The cooking time was spot on.
Just a note...don't make the mistake I did. A quick read of the ingredients caused me to read the amount of "table" salt as one "tablespoon of salt". I was double checking and noticed my error, so ended up adding extra everything but egg to the recipe and got a nine and an eight inch loaf. I have never seen salt distinguished as table salt. Just salt or kosher salt.
Thankfully, both loaves came out beautifully.