The Japones Chile (Capsicum Annuum) is a small, pointed chile, 2 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. This chile is similar in appearance to the De Arbol. Though the walls of the Japones are thicker. Dried Japones Chiles are medium hot and good with Asian dishes. On the heat scale, this chile is 5-6.Scoville heat units 15,000 to 35,000. |
Japones Chiles are medium hot and frequently found in spicier Asian and Oriental dishes. Used in Thai Basil Curry dishes and Hot Peanut Sauces. Crush a few pods and add them to your next stir fry.