Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles Buzzy Recipes

Sichuan peppercorns are unlike other peppers. Where a normal pepper might be spicy or smokey, the Sichuan peppercorn instead creates a unique numb, humming feeling on your lips and tongue. Combined with spicy chili peppers and cold beer, it’s a truly remarkable sensation. But it turns out that numb, buzzing sensation isn’t so unique after all, because it’s apparently exactly the same sensation as that generated by your favorite vibrator.

According to The Independent, researchers discovered that people couldn’t tell the difference between the sensations when researchers rubbed Sichuan peppercorn oil on their lips and when the researchers just put a vibrator there.

Does this mean you should stuff a bunch of peppercorns in your bathing suit? I’m going to go with no. (Seriously, don’t do that. You might never get them back.) But that could lead to some pretty interesting sex toys and gourmet personal lubricants. In the meantime, just continue to use your normal, everyday, garden-variety vibrator, and put the Sichuan peppercorns in your food.

Check out these 8 amazing Sichuan peppercorn recipes that will buzz you like a vibrator.

[ITPGallery]