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May 20, 2013 05:55 AM

Where to find Dried Birdseye Chili in Chicago

I've been to a few Asian markets in Chinatown and broadway/argyle area, but can't seem to find this.

I'm looking for dried Bird's eye chili - preferably in a large quantity. A lot of Asian markets have the Chinese chili peppers that are about 2-4" long, but these are not as hot as Bird's eye.

Does anyone know where I can get these?


Mods: please update title to bird's eye chili. Thx

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  1. Have your tried The Spice House or Fox & Obel?

      1. re: Chicago Wine Geek

        Thanks - did not think of Penzeys. I'll check out spice house and f&o, but I have a feeling their prices could be outrageous.

        Love Chinatown prices.

        1. re: nikkib99

          You might want to try African markets.

            1. re: ferret

              Old World Market is an African Market on Broadway


              Makola African Supermarket on Wilson


              You may also want to check out Roger's Park Fruit Market

              1. re: lbs

                Thx. I go to old world a lot but don't recall seeing it. Would check them out on Friday.
                I love old world - great products, nice ppl, funky smell, but oh we'll.