Skip to content
Spend $50, save 10% | Spend $100, save 20%
Spend $50, save 10% | Spend $100, save 20%

Thai Red Chiles, Dried

Original price $6.95 - Original price $40.95
Original price
$6.95 - $40.95
Current price $6.95
Size: 40 g / 1.41 oz

Although it is hard to imagine Thai food without their heat, chiles (capsicum frutescens) are native to the Americas and were introduced to Asia by the Spanish and Portuguese. These chiles are fruity and quite hot. Dried chiles have a different flavour than fresh, and are often used in preference to, or in addition to, fresh. To prepare, either remove stem and seeds or leave whole, then soak in hot water for 20 minutes. Squeeze dry with paper towels if grinding into a paste. Use in curry pastes, dressings, dipping sauces, sambals, etc. Dried chiles can also be fried in oil (without pre-soaking), to infuse them with a wonderful smoky heat. 

About South China Seas

About South China Seas

Since 1994, South China Seas has spent over 30 years sourcing the most intense and flavourful spices from around the world. We grind, blend and package our spices in Vancouver, Canada. Our ever-growing collection of spices, herbs and blends represents our passion for global flavours & exploring international cultures through food. 

"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."