I have a feeling this is an unusual -- perhaps because its so obvious -- request for the board, but I am looking for a place to buy good Sichuan peppercorns. I'm a recently arrived American who loves Sichuan food from my exposure in the US. I don't have a big expat package and also care about my health a bit too much to eat out all the time, so I'm trying to cook at home a lot. I live in the west (and work in university ghetto also in the west), and can get Sichuan peppercorns in my local ShengSiong (Happy Family brand), but the quality, in my opinion, is not very good. Perhaps they are not very fresh?
I'm wondering if there are particular stores that tend to cater more to the PRC population here that might have better ones? I manage to get to the Geylang area quite often, where there are a lot of Sichuan restaurants, so recommendations in that area would be particularly convenient. Also I guess the bigger the better store-wise, because I'd love to see what else I could pick up there at isn't available at ShengSiong/FairPrice/Cold Storage.
Apologies if this is a laughably newbie question! Thanks!