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De-Stemmed Japones Chiles

Tianjin Peppers are spicy, fruity, complex, and aromatic and an important flavoring in Szechuan and Hunan cuisines.

  • Reddish to dark brown

  • 2 to 5 inches long

  • Ranges from 50,000 to 75,000 on Scoville Heat Scale

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    Price: $31.25
    $1.95 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in traditional Szechuan, Thai and other Asian dishes

  • Use whole or ground

  • Use roasted or browned in a dry pan or hot oven.

  • Add to thai basil curry, hot peanut sauces or hot soups

  • Basic prep

    For maximum flavor dry toast chiles in a hot skillet until fragrant or in a 350° oven until puffy and fragrant. Rinse and soak in hot water for 10 minutes to rehydrate or add to recipe that will cook for at least 10 minutes.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.


    Dried japones chiles.

    Tianjin peppers, also known as Chinese red peppers or Tien Tsin chilies, are a popular variety of chili pepper that is named for the region that it is grown in. Tianjin peppers are spicy, fruity, complex, and aromatic. Rather than complexity, they add a heat which combines well with a wide variety of flavors. Tianjin chiles are an important flavoring in Szechuan and Hunan cuisines.

    A member of the capsicum family, Japones chiles probably originated in South America or Mexico and were introduced to Asian cultures through Spanish and Portuguese traders in the 15th century. They are closely related to piri piri, malagueta, Thai, and tabasco peppers. Hot peppers have been used as a food flavoring and medicinally for thousands of years.

    Classic recipe

    Spicy Cashew Chicken

    Our Japones Chiles are perfect for adding clean, sharp heat to this simple stir-fry. Leaving the chiles whole allows their heat to infuse throughout the dish, while also making them easy to eat around.