Mala Market Sesame Paste
Mala Market's Chinese Sesame Paste is one of the few products of its kind to be verified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It's made from single-origin white sesame seeds from Xingjiang that are toasted to a deep golden brown, resulting in a much more robust flavor than tahini, which is made from raw or lightly toasted sesame seeds.
Mala Market Whole DIY Chinese Five-Spice
Chinese five-spice is an all-purpose seasoning blend, used in everything from braises and stews to spice rubs and marinades. Mala Market adheres to the classic combination of star anise, cassia cinnamon, fennel, clove and Sichuan pepper—many other brands substitute this last ingredient for easier-to-find black or white pepper, but Sichuan peppercorns are essential for balancing the sweeter flavors of cinnamon and star anise with savory, citrusy notes.
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.
Dobanjiang - 3 Year Aged Red Bean Paste
Dobanjiang (alternatively spelled toban djan) is an intensely flavored paste made from fermented broad (fava) beans, chilies, salt and seasonings.Mala Market is importing the best version we have tasted of this pantry staple: remarkably deep, savory and spicy—far more so than any supermarket version. It’ll be your new secret ingredient and salvation for midnight noodles or last-minute meals.