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source for dried facing-heaven chiles (Sichuan)

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source for dried facing-heaven chiles (Sichuan)

david kaplan | Feb 27, 2010 08:00 AM

Has anyone found dried facing-heaven chiles, the red peppers used in Sichuan cooking in conjunction with Sichuan peppercorns? These facing-heaven chiles -- described in Fuchsia Dunlop's cookbook -- are more round and squat than the thin dried chiles usually used in Asian (including Sichuan) restaurants in the U.S. They are also much more fragrant though less spicy.

In the Bay Area, some 99 Ranch locations stock them, but it varies store-to-store.

Where have you found or bought these in LA or surrounding areas? Any recent sightings? Thank you.

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