Sichuan Chili Powder
Sichuan Chili Powder comes from the Sichuan province of China and provides a trademark spicy-numbing heat. It is made from ground dried red chilies along with Sichuan peppercorns, which create a tingly, numb sensation. This fiery red powder has an intense savoriness and bold flavor. Sichuan chili powder gives an authentic taste to Sichuan dishes like mapo tofu, dan dan noodles, and kung pao chicken. It is also used in stir-frys, sauces, and marinades. Sichuan chili powder can be found in Asian grocery stores sold in plastic bags or tins. A little of this powder goes a long way to provide pungent heat, numbness, and complex flavor. Use it sparingly until you are accustomed to its spicy-numbing effect. Sichuan chili powder takes Szechuan cooking to the next level.