Sichuan Dipping Chilies (Gan Die)
This irresistible blend of chilies, Sichuan pepper, nuts and numerous other seasonings and secret ingredients is called gan die in Mandarin, meaning dry dish, but a better translation for this condiment in English is chili dip or dipping chilies. It is a spicy, nutty and tingly condiment with just the right amount of umami and heat.
Dipping chilies make a frequent appearance in Sichuan, served as a dry dip with Sichuan hot pot. It is also sprinkled on and served alongside Sichuan-style shao kao BBQ. We've seen it served with finger foods like cured meats, a plate of roasted whole new potatoes and fried snacks.
Though it's usually eaten as a dip, feel free to sprinkle it on fresh fruit, raw vegetables and popcorn. And we often employ it as an ingredient in cooked dishes as well, in stir-fries and on roasts.
We tasted many a Sichuan-made formulation for this dip, and not all are created equal. We held out until we found one that stands out! A good gan die is one that tastes great licked straight off your fingers. This one is nicely spicy, but not too hot to enjoy in generous amounts.Source: Handcrafted for The Mala Market in Chengdu, Sichuan
Size: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
Ingredients: chilies, rapeseed oil, sesame, soybean, peanut, msg, salt, Sichuan pepper, sugar, spices
Contains: sesame, soybean, peanut