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Jan 21, 2010 03:33 PM

szechuan peppercorns?

Anyone know where I can buy these? I've checked several asian markets (Safe & Save on Sawtelle, 99 Ranch on Sepulveda in the Valley, Farmer's Market across from Jon's on Sepulveda)....can't seem to find them anywhere which surprises me considering it's such a staple in Chinese cooking.

Thank you!

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  1. just about to toast up some szechuan peppercorns along with other peppercorns for steak au poivre! got mine at A Grocery Warehouse in Echo Park 1487 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90026
    (213) 250-1446

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    1. re: hppzz

      That sounds great!

      I found them at the big Thaitown Silom Supermarket in Hollywood

      5321 Hollywood Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90027
      (323) 993-9000

      They are labeled as Anise Pepper. $1.09 for 1 oz.

    2. i bought my pepper corns at 99 ranch on Sepulveda. It seems that they are not always available. It helps to ask the clerks. Sometimes stuff isn't where you think is should be in those stores. The bag I bought was a 4 oz bag. about 5 x 7.

        1. Sometimes, it gets labeled as something else and those stores actually might have had them.

          1. I bought mine at WF (in one of those plastic grinder's)