Mom's Mala Sichuan Chili Sauce
Mom's Mala is a vibrantly red and deeply fragrant Sichuan chili oil that is all about bringing out the aromatic side of chili, balancing mouth-tingling (ma) Sichuan peppercorns with spicy (la) chili peppers. This classic mouth-tingling sauce is a classic condiment much harder to find on supermarket shelves than other Asian hot sauces that feature peanut or garlic. Rounded out with a blend of star anise, cinnamon and cloves—the core spices of Chinese five-spice powder—and a touch of sugar and oil, this Sichuan chili oil has floral and lightly smoky notes and is available in both mild and spicy versions.
Mala Market Fragrant Hot Ground Chilies
These medium-ground flakes are a combination of three Chinese chili varieties: er jing tiao chilies for fragrance, facing heaven chilies for color, and xiao mi la chilies for heat. The peppers are toasted and fried, thus possessing an extra-rich flavor and uniquely crisp texture that makes them utterly addictive.
Mala Market Xiao Mi La Chili Pepper
It’s generally safe to assume that the smaller the chili, the hotter it will be. These tiny little Xiao Mi La chilies, an heirloom varietal from China, are seriously hot and for real chili heads. A single pepper, broken up or left whole, can add a toasty flavor and warm chili heat to most any dish.
Mala Market Lantern Chili Pepper
Chubby and round with a moderately high heat level, these Chinese chili peppers are a local heirloom variety with a plump shape and rich flavor, which is similar to the tropical sweetness of habanero peppers but with a stronger and slower heat.
Mala Market Facing Heaven Chili Pepper
This cone-shaped medium-sized chili is a Chinese heirloom varietal that derives its name from the chili’s tip-up growth toward the sky. Brick red in color, Facing Heaven chili peppers have a moderate heat level and a rich, fruity flavor.
Blank Slate Kitchen Sichuan Chili Oil
Fragrant Sichuan chili oil is as common in Chinese restaurants as ketchup is in American diners. Blank Slate's Kitchen small-batch rendition pairs the heat of chili with zesty ginger and aromatic shallots and garlic for an especially bright flavor.