Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection includes:

Combine this collection with The Food of Sichuan (2019), the definitive guide and cookbook for Sichuan cuisine.

Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection


Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection includes:

Combine this collection with The Food of Sichuan (2019), the definitive guide and cookbook for Sichuan cuisine.

~~This pantry kit should be back in stock in mid-November~~

This Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection is designed to stock your shelves with a premium version of every specialty ingredient needed to cook classic Sichuan food. It includes products exclusive to The Mala Market as well as a full set of nine well-tested, beautifully printed recipe cards for the most-loved dishes of Chengdu and Chongqing. 

The core of the collection is the ingredients for creating ma and la, the defining tastes of Sichuan food. 'Ma' refers to the tingly, citrusy taste of Sichuan peppercorn. Our premium Big Red Pao Sichuan peppercorns are incomparably fresh, fragrant and potent.

'La' refers to the heat of chili pepper, and this kit includes the popular facing-heaven whole dried chilies as well as fragrant-hot chili flakes, a mix of three kinds of toasted and ground chilies that is ideal for making chili oil. 

The soul of Sichuan cuisine is doubanjiang, or chili bean paste, made in Pixian County, and this kit includes the highest-quality douban on the market, handcrafted and aged for three years. It also includes Sichuan's other two umami powerhouses: fermented black soybeans (douchi) and fermented sweet wheat paste. 

Rounding out the collection are an all-natural Sichuan soy sauce naturally brewed for 360 days; Zhenjiang black rice vinegar aged for six years; and our own brand of USDA organic, stoneground, pure Chinese sesame paste. And, finally, Yibin suimiyacai, a fermented mustard pickle used in many classic dishes. 

The only other Chinese pantry items you'll need to cook all recipes included with the kit are Shaoxing wine (or golden sherry) and toasted sesame oil (available at any grocery store). 

See individual products on this site for more description of each one, including brandname, provenance and ingredients.

This collection includes nine Mala Market recipe cards: Sichuan chili oil, mapo doufu, gong bao (kung pao) chicken, dry-fried green beans, dan dan noodles, Chongqing chicken (la zi ji), twice-cooked pork, eggplant in garlic sauce (yu xiang eggplant) and water-boiled fish (shui zhu yu). You'll find many more dishes using these ingredients on our recipe blog, including mala hot pot and dry pot (mala xiang guo). 

If this is a gift, know that we do not include any pricing info in the box. The collection is packaged with a beautifully printed product storage and usage card.