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Best available hot bean paste/hot chili paste for Sichuan cooking? [moved from Boston board]

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Best available hot bean paste/hot chili paste for Sichuan cooking? [moved from Boston board]

eatinjeff | Jan 29, 2014 08:51 AM

Dear cooks!
What is your favorite brand of hot chili paste (lajiao jiang) and/or hot bean paste (ladouban jiang) to use when you cook Sichuan food at home? (Note: I gently & humbly ask that you not reply simply to urge me to make the paste from scratch, or to harangue me for buying a bottled paste... if you insist that only homemade stuff will suffice, at least leave your favorite recipe for us!)

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