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Source for Szechuan peppercorns?

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Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 10:40 AM

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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    Bigley9 RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 10:47 AM

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

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      Cheesesteak RE: Bigley9 Jul 19, 2011 10:50 AM

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

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        Bigley9 RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 10:52 AM

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

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      koan RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 10:48 AM

      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. yummykimmy RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 04:36 PM

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

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          paul balbin RE: yummykimmy Jul 23, 2011 03:46 PM

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

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          bess RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 06:57 PM

          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.

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            barryg RE: Cheesesteak Jul 19, 2011 06:57 PM

            Spice Corner in Italian Market definitely has them as well.

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              lowereastrittenhouse RE: barryg Jul 23, 2011 03:34 PM

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

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