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    Anja HinkleAnja Hinkle

    <br>This crisp is by far the best-known, a pantry staple for many households, and the one that opened my eyes to the world of chile crisp. There are other varieties under the iconic Lao Gan Ma brand, including fried chile in oil and chile oil with fermented soybeans, but the spicy chile crisp is god-tier. Flavorful without being assertive, it’s a classic for a reason and has an instantly recognizable savory taste. Eat with: a buttery biscuit and crispy fried chicken from Popeyes. This chile crisp may not be spicy, but it’s a perfect introduction for those who are unfamiliar. It adds a ton of crunchy texture: Toasted dried onions, dried garlic, dried red bell peppers, and other crispy bits are mixed together in olive oil, resulting in a mild flavor. You can use it on any dish without overpowering the ingredients; it’s a great topping for salad and toasts. Eat with: avocado toast or any type of salad that can benefit from a crunch.<br>
    <br>This delightfully numbing and savory condiment, crafted in Chengdu, China, has cultivated a community of spice-loving fans. The ratio of oil to chile flakes skews slightly on the oily side, which makes for a smooth drizzling on top of dishes. The brand now has multiple variations, including nutty Chengdu Crunch, and an even spicier version, Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp. It makes a great introduction to Sichuan cuisine, known for its numbing spice. Plus, the little bits of savory preserved black beans soaked in spicy oil will leave you wanting more. Eat with: congee, a perfect canvas for flavorful toppings, and steamed dumplings. As the name suggests, the first thing you’ll notice after you open this Japanese crisp is an abundance of dried garlic chips. The spice level is fairly mild and extremely subtle, making it ideal for dishes that need more texture, such as risotto, rice, and ramen. Eat with: salads and fried eggs. Developed by David Chang’s Momofuku culinary team, this crunchy crisp is full of umami with a surprising level of heat.<br>
    <br>What sets it apart from the rest is the use of shiitake mushroom powder, which contains naturally occurring MSG. It’s garlicky, oniony, deliciously spicy, and quite similar to the seasoning powder of Shin ramen. Its sibling product, Momofuku Black Truffle Chili Crunch, is slightly less spicy than the original, and amplified by the earthy flavor of black truffles. Eat with: dairy products; serve this with baked brie, and you will be hooked. If you love a numbing peppercorn taste, this Taipei-batched, Sichuan-style, mala-forward crisp is for you. It’s flavorful but not overpowering, yet strong enough that you can use it as a key cooking ingredient: The mala tingles you get from this crisp make for a particularly great mapo tofu. Eat with: In addition to that tofu, consider toast or dumplings. Big pieces of crispy garlic slices float on top of this chile oil. It’s a fantastic chile crisp for those who want to add flavor without overwhelming dishes with too much heat.<br>
    <br>With a perfect balance of crunch from peanut, garlic, and dried chile pepper, this chile crisp is versatile, making it perfect for day-to-day cooking. Eat with: Mix a generous spoonful of this chile crisp with mayo and eat it on French fries. If you appreciate the garlicky notes of chile crisp, this version brings them. As the name suggests, it has intense yet delicious garlic flavors paired with mild spice from sun-dried Cambodian chiles and umami from onion and mushroom powders. The brand also offers a milder version with less heat but still a garlicky punch. Eat with: garlic fried rice to make it even more garlicky. Or on your fried chicken sandwich. Inspired by sambal, a staple chile sauce for Southeast Asian cuisine, this chile crisp celebrates the spicy, savory, and sweet profile of those dishes. Made with less oil to bring out more flavor and textures, the original version has a mild heat level and is made with dried shrimp, while the vegan version features seaweed.<br>
    <br>Eat with: crispy tofu or tempeh. Or on top of flavorful soup, like laksa. If you adored this article and you would like to receive more info relating to Supplier of shiitake mushroom extract powder for cosmetic Ingredients generously visit our webpage. This chile crisp has an unusual ingredient that sets it apart from the rest: kelp. Made in collaboration with YouTuber and sushi chef Taku from Outdoor Chef Life, this unique crisp features salty, umami Alaska-grown kelp mixed with spicy chile flakes, fried onion, and garlic. It has a layer of depth from fermented black beans and soy sauce powder. Eat with: grilled shrimp or lobster. Or make a light vinaigrette to top off fresh oysters. This chile crisp does not shy away from spice. It brings a serious kick from Thai bird’s-eye chile and a blend of gochugaru and Japones peppers – but balances it all nicely. The spice lingers on your tongue with a tingle, but it comes with a range of bright, intense, oniony flavors. Eat with: a breakfast sandwich or crispy scallion pancakes.<br>

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