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Fragrant and crispy peppers, for snacking on

In recent years an interesting snack seems to be trending all around China: fried “fragrant and crispy” peppers (香脆椒, aka 香辣酥, sometimes translated into English as “fried chile crisp”, or “magic chili”. I don’t recall seeing these in the 90s … Continue reading

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Four unique Asian dried chile peppers

Chile peppers have only been in Asia for several hundred years now, but they have gone a long, long way to become standard and staple ingredients in many of Asia’s great food cultures. Southeast Asia is of course full of … Continue reading

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Yibin yacai in Sichuan-style stir fry dishes

I was pleased to find the full-sized Sichuan preserved vegetable yacai 芽菜 recently at the underground market in Philadelphia’s Chinatown (Asia Supermarket 亞洲超級市場).  Yacai has long been available in US Asian markets, but I was only aware of the pre-chopped … Continue reading

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Cold jelly noodles, the way I like them

Liangfen 凉粉, or cold jelly noodles, are creeping onto Sichuan menus in the US, at places like Philly’s beloved Han Dynasty.  Unlike the thick jelly noodle variety found there, this is how I best like them: The way I first … Continue reading

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