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Oct 8, 2011 09:52 AM

Dried chiles (ancho, pasilla, etc.)

Not satisfied with the usually stale dried chile selection at Fiesta, Rancho, etc. Any other markets I can check out?

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  1. Try the La Michoacana market on Belt Line, just east of Marsh.

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      1. re: Veggo

        Correction, it's about 2 miles WEST of Marsh, on the south side.

        1. re: Veggo

          Thanks for the rec, man -- I appreciate it. Do you recommend La Micho in general, or that particular store. I am guessing the key is high turnover for things to be fresh. I always have better luck with ancho than with pasilla, for instance, because I think folk use ancho more. I guess my real question is: Does La Micho just have dried chiles, or do they have one that are better than Fiesta, Rancho, etc?

          1. re: Jon G

            I have only been to that one store, and I like their chilies, they bend but don't break, and especially their chicharron delgado, that I stopped looking elsewhere. Anchos account for more than half of all chilies, and before poblanos are dried, they are my #1.

            1. re: Veggo

              Thanks, man. Much appreciated. And my lady and I love chicharones.

      2. Pendery's has the best selection in the metroplex.

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        1. re: OnkleWillie

          Nice, thanks. I head out there on a Saturday morning soon.