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Chenpi drying in the sun in Hong Kong
Traditional Chinese 陳皮
Simplified Chinese 陈皮
Literal meaning aged peel

Chenpi or chen pi is sun-dried tangerine (mandarin) peel used as a traditional seasoning in Chinese cooking and traditional medicine. They are aged by storing them dry. They have a pungent and bitter taste.

Cantonese cuisine

Some tong sui desserts such as red bean soup will use this occasionally.

American Chinese cuisine

Within American Chinese cuisine, it is used in "orange dishes" such as orange flavored beef or orange flavored chicken.

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