Urban Platter Sichuan Pepper Powder, 100g/3.5oz [Highly Aromatic and Flavourful]
This powder is that mystery guest at the party who doesn’t talk about himself and isn’t into your labels. A spice that’ll put a quizzical look on your face as eat bite after bite trying to figure it out.
Szechuan peppercorns do not produce a heat sensation like black or white pepper. Instead, the flavour is citric and it produces a tingly numbing sensation that is akin to touching your tongue to a battery or the fizziness from soda. So why eat it? Like a chile pepper, in certain amounts, the sensation can be quite pleasing and causes the release of endorphins in the brain, which make you feel pleasure. Use ‘em once and you’ll be hooked forever.
It is used for stir-frying, braising, hotpot, ground for salad dressing, sauce, dumpling seasoning, marinating, etc.