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Sichuan Peppers

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JaPe Aug 30, 2007 03:08 PM

I picked up some sichuan peppers in China Town and I have been using them in any recipe I can find in my chinese cookbooks that calls for them. The way the numb your mouth - they are truly a unique flavor. But I've tried a dozen Szechuan Restaurants all over the city and can't seem to find any places/dishes that use the pepper. Anyone know of any restaurants with dishes that use these peppers?

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    wciu Aug 30, 2007 03:40 PM

    Hot Spicy Spicy, Old House, Backyard Garden, all use Szechwan pepper in many of their dishes. Depending on the dish you order, there might be more or less of it in it.

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    1. re: wciu
      Kagemusha Aug 30, 2007 08:06 PM

      It's a problem since few cooks think it's what people want. The trad. one-two punch of Sichuan pepper+ thermonuclear chile can be overwhelming, hence the old term "pa la" or "afraid of heat."

      1. re: Kagemusha
        j
        JaPe Sep 16, 2007 04:39 PM

        Thanks.

      2. re: wciu
        j
        JaPe Nov 9, 2007 07:04 PM

        Backyard Garden Was great Dqn Dan noodles were very good.

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