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Source for Szechuan peppercorns?

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I'm addicted. I haven't done much investigating, only checked the local supermarket, Whole Foods, and the Spice Terminal at the RTM. No dice so far. Does anyone know where I can get some good, tongue-numbing Szechuan peppercorns?

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  1. Spice Terminal usually has them. Did you ask? They are behind the counter, not pre-bagged

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    1. re: Bigley9

      Of course I did not ask, that would make too much sense! Thanks.

      1. re: Cheesesteak

        NP Cheesesteak - I speak from experience - I did the same thing and then saw them a couple weeks later

    2. Asia Supermarket 143 N. 11th Street has what you need and more. It's a pretty well hidden (in the basement) Asian market right around the corner from RTM

      1. Penzey's also has them (mail order or in Chestnut Hill)

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        1. re: yummykimmy

          I bought a bottle from my local Penzeys and it does not numb my lips....

        2. very likely at one of the chinese markets in Chinatown.. I think there's one on 10th though I get the streets mixed up easily.

          1. Spice Corner in Italian Market definitely has them as well.

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            1. re: barryg

              Yes, Asia Supermarket has them. Note that sometimes they are labeled as "prickly ash."