The Mala Market

The Mala Market

The Mala Market is our online store offering all the premium Sichuan ingredients you need for making food that tastes like it would in China. As our customers have told us, our red and green Sichuan pepper are so fresh and potent you’ll need to adapt your recipes! We also offer a selection of dried chili peppers and chili flakes used in Sichuan, the aged doubanjiang, or chili bean paste, that is the signature taste of so many dishes, and other sauces and pickles from the area. We round that out with essential products for making any Chinese cuisine, and package all these products in various collections that help you quickly and easily create a Sichuan pantry. With the right ingredients, making real Sichuan food truly is possible for the home cook. We hope you’ll visit and give it a try!

 

2 Responses

  1. Tom Taylor says:

    Can you give a list of dishes that benefit from red Sichuan peppercorn, and one for green?

    • Taylor Holliday says:

      Hi Tom,
      Generally, red Sichuan peppercorn is used with pork and beef dishes, and green Sichuan pepper with fish. I like either one with chicken. The red to me is for heavier, strong flavored dishes, and particularly those with douban jiang (mapo doufu, shui zhu, hotpot). While green is great in lighter-colored and vegetable-heavy recipes (green Sichuan pepper fish, jiao ma chicken). But these aren’t hard rules. I would really just go by your own taste. Thanks for asking!

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