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Dried red chiles 干辣椒 (gān là jiāo)

Whole Asian dried red chile peppers are 2 to 3 inches long. You can buy inexpensive bags of them at Asian grocery stores or pricier jars of Asian chiles at most Western supermarkets in the spice section. Their spicy seeds are usually removed before cooking.

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