Modern hot pot palace Huang Cheng Lao Ma is one of Chengdu's most famous hot pot restaurants and brands. The chain has its own line of soup bases for hot pot as well as this stir-fry sauce for dry pot (which is basically hot pot without the broth). Whip up an authentic-tasting dry pot in no time with this premade sauce, which is a spicy but not overwhelming combo of ma (red and green Sichuan pepper) and la (chili pepper and Pixian chili bean sauce), plus assorted spices, in a rapeseed (canola) oil base. Makes 2 dry pots.
Producer: Huangcheng Laoma Foods Ltd., Pixian County, Sichuan
Size: 160 grams (5.6 ounces); includes two packets for 2 dry pots
Ingredients: Rapeseed (unrefined canola) oil, chili, Pixian chili bean paste, green Sichuan pepper, red Sichuan pepper, cassia, star anise, cumin, ginger, fermented soy beans, spice, cooking wine, salt, yeast extract, monosodium glutamate, potassium sorbate