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  • Ancho Whole, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Ancho Whole, Dried

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    Ancho is the dried form of a green poblano chile (if a poblano is ripened to a reddish colour, then dried, it is called a mulato). Anchos have a un...

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  • Aji Amarillo, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Aji Amarillo, Dried

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    Aji is the Latin American Spanish word for chile and amarillo simply means yellow, so, aji amarillos are Peruvian yellow chiles (capsicum baccatum)...

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  • Guajillo Chiles South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Guajillo Chiles

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    Guajillos along with anchos and pasillas are the main three chiles secos used in Mexican cooking. They have a big, tart, resinous, slightly bitter ...

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  • Piquin South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Piquin

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    Piquin (also spelled pequin) are the cultivated form of tepin, or chiltepin, the wild chiles from which all cultivated forms are derived, primarily...

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  • Cascabel Chiles South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Cascabel Chiles

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    Cascabel means rattle, a name that derives from the seeds rattling inside when the pepper is shaken. Cascabels are medium hot and fruity with a dri...

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  • Pasilla South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Pasilla

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    Pasillas are the dried form of the long, slender, dark green chilaca chiles, which have a flavour similar to anchos, but sweeter. Pasillas have a r...

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  • Chipotle Morita, Whole South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Chipotle Morita, Whole

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    Morita is the diminutive of Mora, which means “blackberry” in Spanish. Chipotle is from the Nahuatl word chilpoctli, which means "smoked chile" (ch...

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  • Chile de Arbol South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.
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    Chile de Arbol

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    Chile de Árbol means "tree chile". The name is often credited to its long, woody stem, but we believe that it references the treelike shape and woo...

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  • Aji Panca, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Aji Panca, Dried

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    Aji is the Latin American Spanish word for chile. Aji Panca are wonderfully complex, with an earthy smokiness, a bit of heat, and an intense, almos...

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  • New Mexican Chile Whole South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    New Mexican Chile Whole

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    Fruity and fragrant and medium hot, this chili is used throughout northern Latin America and the southwestern U.S. Ideal for chili con carne and ot...

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  • Habanero, Dried South China Seas - South China Seas Trading Co.

    Habanero, Dried

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    Habanero means from Havana, which ironic, since Cuban food is distinctly un-hot and these extremely hot chiles are unknown there. I suspect that Me...

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"The definitive location for all of your exotic cuisine needs, the South China Seas Trading Company does an excellent job of stocking unique items from all over Asia, Latin America, India and the Caribbean."

"Excellent spot to find otherwise obscure ingredients. I found long peppercorns after a year of searching and real wasabi!"

"I've been shopping at South China Seas for over 20 years and I'm always happy with the selection of products . . . I can always find the sauces and ingredients that I need for my favourite Chinese, Japanese, Indian, and Latin American recipes."