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Dec 29, 2012 04:01 PM

Reputable Websites for Buying Asian Ingredients

I live in Southern New Hampshire (Keene) and I'm looking for Pagoda brand Shaoxing Chinese rice wine (I'm not looking for cooking rice wine).

I'm also looking for Gold Plum brand Chinkiang black vinegar.

I'm looking to buy these from a known reputable website that reliably sells these. I can't find these currently for sale on Amazon and all the information I keep finding is outdated (Websites no longer exist, stores no longer carry the items) or says go to an Asian market, which I've been to and no one is carrying these exact items sadly (Or is too far away).

So if anyone knows a reputable website that sells these brands regurally you'd make my month.

Also, I'm curious if Penzey's is reputable website to buy from, so please reply if you even just know that.

I'm looking to buy Tien Tsin Chili Peppers from Penzey's

And my last question is if anyone with experience making Kung Pao chicken knows if Tien Tsin chili peppers are the best to make an authentic Kung Pao chicken out of.

Thank you, if I wasn't clear enough and you have questions just reply and I'll reply back.

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  1. Penzey's is as reputable as they come, and worth seeking out if you're in range of one of their retail shops.

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    1. re: Jeri L

      That's wonderful, thank you for the fast reply.

      I'll certainly order my peppers from them once someone confirms if they're the right type.