Cambodian Delight: Black Ripe and White Pepper

I know I have mentioned Cambodian pepper on my blog in the past and now I have another reason to.  Today, I received a package of black and white pepper from my friend Harumi who works at the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia.  She was kind enough to send me two packages that I can't wait to use.  I think they'll be perfect for roast chicken, and probably everything else too.  If you haven't tried it yet, let me assure you that it really is delicious.

I know of only one other place that sells this pepper and it's a spice shop in Paris called Epices-Roellinger.  It's definitely worth taking a look at their website.  They have an incredible assortment of peppers, salts, spices, as well as olive oil and much, much more.  The peppers (and they have many) cost about 5.50 Euros for a 40g jar.  If you want more information about the shop in Phnom Penh I have scanned the brochure for you.

In case you have trouble reading the details, here is the contact info for the store.  I know the owner is Japanese so if you speak the language you will be delighted to know that you can read his blog. 

Kurata Pepper
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

There was some interesting info on the back of this brochure so I scanned it too.  I wish I could visit one of these farms, it looks so cool.  It must be those farmer genes of mine.

In case you are interested in the prices, I did inquire about them.  Here they are as follows.

1. Black pepper
     50g: 4USD
   100g: 7USD
   250g: 15USD
   500g: 27USD
     1kg: 45USD

2. Dry ripe pepper (limited: not available all the time)
     30g: 6USD
   100g: 18USD
   250g: 40USD
   500g: 75USD
     1kg: 124USD

3. White pepper
     30g: 4USD
   100g: 13USD
   250g: 27USD
   500g: 45USD
     1kg: 75USD

If I had my way, I would probably buy these by the kilogram, because they're worth every penny.  I hope you try them out for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. I have a fascination with exotic herbs and spices that you can't normally get. That reminds me of the Africa dried herbs a friend gave me.