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Sichuan toban-djan - brands available in the U.S.?

GDSwamp | Mar 16, 202112:53 PM     4

I'm looking for a good Sichuanese brand of toban-djan (chili bean paste) that I might be able to find in my local (Philadelphia) Chinatown grocery store. Everything I've read online says that Lee Kum Kee's version is widely available but not exactly authentic (it's made by a Cantonese company and contains a bunch of non-traditional ingredients). I'm just learning this cuisine, so I'm always hoping to make new recipes as "correctly" as possible, to give myself a chance at learning what any given dish is meant to taste like.

Anybody have a particular brand they like that they've been able to get at Chinese-import shops in the U.S.?

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