New! Chowhound Cities: Satisfy your curiosity and your palate. Explore Cities
Discover the unexpected in the Bay Area. Explore All of the SF Bay Area
Markets & Stores 2

Where can I buy these Chinese ingredients?

Poot | Dec 19, 2003 12:47 PM

Working my way through the many vegetarian dishes in Fuchsia Dunlop's fantastic new Sichuanese cookbook, "Land of Plenty," I've come across a few ingredients that are tough to find. I'm familiar with the Bay Area's Chinese markets, so I hope that only those who know for sure that I can find the specific items listed below will offer me guidance.

Chao2 Tian1 Jiao1, or "facing heaven peppers"

Pao4 Hai3 Jiao1, or "pickled sea peppers"

Pickled chile paste from Sichuan

I was able to find the fermented black beans with ginger and the chile paste (dou4 ban1 jiang4) that Dunlop recommends at the market on Irving and 25th Avenue.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound