Proper Name: Deng Long Jiao
Other Names: Facing Heaven Round*, Lantern Chilli**
Type: Capsicum Frutescens
Seed Availablity: Unavailable
Scoville Heat Units: ???
Sauce Strength Rating***: Medium – 2.5/11
Ripe Flavour: Dry and woody red chilli.
Green Flavour: ???
Recipes: Vegetarian Mapo Tofu
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*This name refers to more than one pepper. Click it for more info.
**This is one of many chinese facing heaven chillies in the frutescens family of peppers. It should not be confused with the Habanero Paper Lantern – A chinense-type strain from south america, which just so happens to also be named for its chinese lantern-like shape.
***This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.