Monday, May 16, 2016

The Facing Heaven Peppers

A facing heaven pepper (Chinese name: 朝天椒 or 指天椒; meaning "skyward-pointing chili pepper"), is a cone-shaped chili pepper with very thin skin.

It's between 3 and 5 cm in length and 1 to 2 cm in diameter at the base.

Although the chili pepper is often too hot to be consumed raw, it can be lightly cooked in oil to produce a milder equivalent.

The locals love to use it to add flavor to certain dishes, like fish ball noodles soup and ground pork yi mein soup.

Facing heaven peppers in soy sauce.