The smallest and hottest of our dried peppers, "stars in the sky" chilies blaze like a shooting star. About 2 inches long, they are similar in size and heat to bird's eye chili peppers. Very popular in Sichuan nowadays, man tian xing bring the heat for those who want their Sichuan classics extra spicy. (As with all dried chilies, the heat is controllable: Leave chilies whole for less heat, cut them in half and include the seeds in your dish for maximum heat.) Sourced direct from Chengdu spice markets, they are hand selected from new crop, with no impurities or additives. Store in a cool, dark place or, for longer term, in the freezer.
Source: Sichuan Province
Size: 200 grams (7 ounces); 6 cups by volume