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leverda Dec 21, 2008 11:32 AM

I am in Idaho, minimal local sources. Does anyone know of a webpage for ordering Chinese ingredients (dried red chiles (preferably Sichuanese), light and dark soy, sichuan peppercorns, rice wine, Chinese vinegar, black fermented beans, etc.)?

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    Phoebe Dec 22, 2008 07:42 AM

    Try www.importfood.com They have a good selection of asian ingredients. I have used them for years when I can't find certain items and they've always been reliable.

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      janniecooks Dec 22, 2008 03:17 AM

      Try this one:

      http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/

      1. Gio Dec 22, 2008 03:00 AM

        Although this is an Indian food site there is a variety of Chinese ingredients for sale:
        These pages may be of interest to you:
        http://store.indianfoodsco.com/grocery/categoryprod.cfm
        http://store.indianfoodsco.com/grocery/categoryprod.cfm

        EDIT @ 8:18AM: For some reason the site can't be accessed with those links, but if you go to www.store.indianfoodsco.com you can view the inventory of Chinese and other Asian ingredients.

        At Penzey's you will find the Shichuan peppercorns and dried chilis:
        http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzey...

        1. Samalicious Dec 21, 2008 04:09 PM

          Try this:
          http://www.mingspantry.com/

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          1. re: Samalicious
            scoopG Dec 22, 2008 02:42 AM

            Not a full "pantry" Ming Tsai is selling there. Mostly non-food items and none of the foodstuffs levarda is looking for.

          2. todao Dec 21, 2008 12:19 PM

            While I'm not thrilled with it, this one might help:

            http://www.asiarecipe.com/chicondi.html

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            1. re: todao
              scoopG Dec 21, 2008 01:14 PM

              This website appears informational, not for purchasing anything. Or am I missing something?

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