Sunday, August 7, 2011

Snack #180- Huang Fei Hong Spicy Peanut

Huang Fei Hong Spicy Peanut

These peanuts were purchased at a local Asian foods store and are Chinese in origin.  The peanuts are mixed with whole dried chilies and some spice that tastes like possibly a clove.  The peanuts themselves are not very spicy but do have a nice savory flavor and a little heat from the chilies.  The chilies themselves are hotter, naturally, so all together this snack is pretty good.  The peanuts are smooth and salty and the chilis are hot.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 3/10 (chilies: 6/10)
Bottom Line: Salty peanuts with spicy dried chilies.


RIFRAF said...

I'm hooked on these things! The spice you're tasting is allspice, it's what makes your mouth tingle. Also be aware that the peanuts are coated in MSG, so that enhanced flavor may be an allergenic to some people.

Anonymous said...

The tingling is from the Szechwan Pepper corns. They also sell these in the 7 Elevens in Taiwan. I'm also addicted :)

Anonymous said...

Yes they are Sichuan Peppercorns and not cloves. I actually ate these in Chengdu, Sichuan last year. Loved them