What is an Asian pepper?
Regarding this, what are the peppers in Chinese food?
You may know Tien Tsin peppers by another, more descriptive name – Chinese red peppers. These are the surprisingly hot, dried chilies that you sometimes find in you Kung Pao chicken or one of many other Szechuan or Hunan dishes.
Also Know, are any peppers native to Asia? Chile peppers are native to South and Central America. They were introduced to South Asia in the 1500s and have come to dominate the world spice trade. Few could have imagined the impact of Columbus' discovery of a spice so pungent that it rivaled the better known black pepper native to South Asia.
People also ask, what is the hottest Asian pepper?
The most commonly used chili pepper in Asian cuisine, bird's eye chili peppers once held the Guinness title for world's hottest chili pepper, coming in at about 100,000 units on the Scoville scale. Found all over Asia, these slim peppers can range between half an inch to nearly two inches in length.
Are green or red Thai chilies hotter?
In the case of Thai cuisine, green peppers are typically used in green curries, while hotter, mature red peppers are used in red curries. When fresh, they often have a stem still attached and contain loose, edible seeds that are especially spicy.