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Szechuan Peppercorns - the Chinese name, please?

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Szechuan Peppercorns - the Chinese name, please?

Wayne Keyser | Apr 21, 2005 04:20 PM

I could (and have) lingered all day trying to describe what I want (Szechuan peppercorns) to a shopkeeper, or I could ask for exactly the right thing by its Chinese name. (I finally figured out this principle trying to get fenugreek at an Ethiopian market ("abish") and an Indian market ("methi") which both carried it as a staple, but swore to me that they had no fenugreek.

Now, can anyone help me find that out?

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