sources for Chinese spices & ingredients?
Over on the Home Cooking board, we're embarking on Chinese cooking -- our March Cookbook of the Month is/are Fuchsia Dunlop's Sichuan and Hunan cookbooks.
Not living in a major city, I (and probably other COTM'ers) need recommendations for online source for Chinese ingredients such as Sichuan pepper, dried cloud ears, cassia bark, etc.
I'm not sure of those specific one but I did, for example, find Black vinegar here:
And I bet they have some of the other items, though it's not the easiest site to navigate. I buy a lot of things there for Indian/Thai cooking.
I bought a bunch of supplies this morning at a market in Chinatown in Manhattan, and the dried cloud ears were called something else - I'll find the name for you. I'll try and and post the list of items I got and the brand names - that might help.