Spicy and Delicious: A Review of Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp

If you’re looking to add heat and flavor to your meals, Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp is an all-natural, hot sauce that will bring the spicy flavors of Sichuan cuisine to your table.

The internet-famous condiment took people by storm in 2018 with its mission to make the best Sichuan chili sauce. The popular sauce pays homage to traditional Sichuanese cuisine by sourcing the very best Sichuan peppercorns, hand-harvested just once a year.

From traditional Asian fare like dumplings to grilled meats and noodles, this bold sauce adds a spicy and flavorful kick to any dish. 

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
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What is Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp?

Fly By Jing’s Sichuan chili sauce is the first and only 100% all-natural, crafted chili crisp made in Sichuan province but sold in America.

According to Fly By Jing, it’s “hot, spicy, crispy, numbing, and deliciously savory. Intensely flavorful yet not off-the-charts spicy, it’ll make your food taste bolder and the world around you seem a little bit brighter.”

It’s made with all-natural ingredients and has a distinct flavor that’s both spicy and savory. It’s not too hot, but still has a nice kick to it that can help to spruce up any dish. This sauce is unique and something to be savored. 

When you take a bite, you’ll experience the characteristic mild numbing sensation of Sichuan peppercorn that tingles your mouth, followed by a pleasant, spicy heat. 

What is Sichuan Chili Crisp made of?

Fly By Jing’s unique Sichuan Chili Crisp is an all-natural sauce crafted from a blend of ingredients.

The first few ingredients are listed as: non-GMO rapeseed and soybean oils, dried chili peppers, preserved black beans, garlic, sesame oil, and salt.

Shallots, mushroom powder, ginger, seaweed, Sichuan pepper, and other spices are also a part of this delicious flavoring.

This unique blend of ingredients creates a complex umami flavor that is both spicy and savory

There are 3 main ingredients that make Fly By Jing’s sauce stand apart from the rest:

  • The best Erjingtiao Chili grown in Guizhou
  • Tribute peppers or Gongjiao Sichuan peppercorns from Qingxi mountains harvested just once a year.
  • Non-GMO, cold-pressed organic Caiziyou (the oil)
Fly By Jing Chili Sauce Review
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Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
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What is the story behind Sichuan Chili Crisp?

The founder, Jing, founded Fly By Jing in 2018 with the mission to bring the flavors of her hometown Chengdu in Sichuan province to the world. 

Jing was inspired to shine a spotlight on the rich complexities of Sichuan food and bring them to the mainstream US. Particularly, the flavors of delicious hole-in-the-wall eateries in Chengdu.

We think they’ve pretty much succeeded with their debut chili crisp – a unique all-natural sauce with a flavorful, complex taste, both spicy and savory.

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What would it taste good with?

Sichuan Chili Crisp is a versatile condiment that can be used to add excitement to any dish. It pairs well with grilled meats, noodles, vegetables, and any Asian dish.

It can be used as a marinade, a topping, or even a dipping sauce. It adds a flavorful kick to noodle dishes, stir-fries, dumplings, and even pizza and ice cream (if you dare).

Besides that, it goes well with fried foods like chicken nuggets, french fries, and even popcorn. It can also be used as a sauce ingredient in soups, stews, and sauces. 

For instance, it can be used to make a spicy and flavorful chili con carne. It can also be added to macaroni and cheese to give it a bit of a kick. 

What could you make with it?

Sichuan Chili Crisp can be used to kick up the flavor in a variety of dishes, from appetizers to entrees. 

You can use it to make a delicious glaze for roasted vegetables, or meats or try adding it to your favorite marinade.

It can also be used to make a flavorful and spicy salsa, or as an ingredient in a homemade BBQ sauce. It can even be used in a spicy vegetable soup, or as a topping for tacos. 

If you’re really adventurous, try adding it to your favorite chocolate cookie recipe. Chocolate and chili actually go quite well together as seen often in Mexican cuisine, so it would be fun to experiment with an Asian flavor dessert with a spicy kick.

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
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What does Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp Taste Like?

This unique Sichuan sauce has the perfect blend of heat and crunch. It has a mild numbing sensation followed by a pleasant heat that is not overpoweringly spicy.

Texture – Oily with detectable spicy crisps mixed in
Flavor – Fiery, hot (but not too spicy)
Taste – Yummy, tingly, savory – can imagine it being used on many foods, similar to how siracha can be used on many foods.

Overall a versatile chili sauce that can easily be the mother of all chili sauces. If we had to have just one on the shelf, this would be it.

You can drizzle this on almost anything. Traditional Asian soups, stews, and dumplings. But also eggs and salads. Fly By Jing even shows it drizzle over ice cream. We’re not sure we’d be as bold to try it this way but if you’re into sweet and spicy flavors, go for it.

What others are saying

Source: Fly By Jing


-”This is it. This is the stuff. I got this for my husband as part of a larger package of Fly By Jing products, all of which have been good, but the chili crisp itself stands out as incredible.”

Eleanor G.

-”My husband bought this for me for Christmas. It is the best pepper sauce that I have ever tasted it is addicting it is so hard to not want to put this on everything.”

-”Pozaya B.

My job allowed its employees to build a box of our favorite items and this was one of the items I chose and when I tell you I’m so GLAD I DID!!!!!”

Who do we think would enjoy Sichuan Chili Crisp?

Anyone who enjoys a spicy, bold taste with a delicate umami flavor would enjoy Sichuan Chili Crisp. It’s a great condiment for those who are looking to add heat and flavor to any dish.

If you’re the first to reach for the hot sauce anytime a dish comes out, this sauce is for you.

Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
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Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
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How much is Sichuan Chili Crisp? 

Sichuan Chili Crisp is not cheap with a single jar going for $15, two jars for $30, four jars for $54, and six jars for $76.

However, a little goes a long way and if you’re as obsessed as the over 1800 reviewers on their site, it’s worth trying at least once and deciding whether the quality of ingredients lives up to its hype.

Where can I buy it?

You can purchase Sichuan Chili Crisp directly from Fly By Jing. They also have a few other sauces such as Zhong sweet and spicy sauce, Chili Crisp Vinagraitte, and their latest Sichuan Gold which has 9x’s the heat of the original Chili Crisp.

Final thoughts 

There aren’t many things that compare to the sensation of tasting a delicious new sauce that hits the palate just right, especially when it’s made from the highest-sourced ingredients. If hot sauce is something you’re passionate about pouring on almost anything you eat, Fly By Jing’s Chili Crisp is a must-try.

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