The mouth-tingling power of this Chinese spice largely defines the cooking of the Sichuan region of China and shows up in Taiwanese cooking as well. We developed arguably the world’s best fried chicken with a triple dose of the peppercorns: Crispy Sichuan-Chili Chicken. The chili oil embedded in that recipe is terrific over fried eggs.
The easiest way to change the way you cook is to use high-quality spices—it will transform food with minimal effort. Fresh and potent, they pack a fresh, lively punch. We’ve sourced our Milk Street spice line from some of the best producers around the world to help you cook in a simpler, bolder way.