Black and Red Kampot Pepper

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For the food connoisseur

Kampot pepper has a unique flavour and smell, distinguishing it from other types of peppercorn. The aroma literally springs out of the bag and the hot taste is slightly eucalyptus. If you are a fan of Tellicherry pepper from the Malabar Coast in India, you will absolutely adore these large Kampot berries.

The red pepper corns dry to a maroony colour, which distinguishes them from the black pepper corns, which can be see in the above image.

The famous English seafood chef, Rick Stein, made a documentary for the BBC about Cambodia and Kampot pepper. He commented that “the pepper has a fabulous depth of flavour, aroma and pepperiness”.

Kampot Pepper

Kampot pepper is sun-dried and not machine-dried, ensuring the natural flavour is retained and the drying out process is environmentally friendly. Mark Antony Parker Imports only purchases rare, naturally produced Kampot pepper. Where other suppliers remove the superior red peppercorns for commercial reasons, we ensure that the red peppers are not removed from amongst the black peppers. Unlike the majority of red pepper suppliers we do not dye our red peppercorns, they are 100% natural.

Kampot

Kampot, CambodiaKampot is a riverside village in Cambodia near the former French colonial beach retreat of Kep; it is renowned for producing one of the world's finest peppers.

Black pepper from Kampot was a prized speciality crop during French colonialism. The origins of the pepper plantations of southern Cambodia's Kampot province can be traced back to the 1800's, but flourished particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, when tonnes of spice were exported to France, Britain and the United States. The plantations were all but abandoned during the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s, when the Cambodian leader Pol Pot created a famine, the scars from which are still visible today. Following this decline however, the pepper plantations are now slowly recovering. The king of spice, once known as the black gold of the commodity world, is helping Cambodia's Farmers forge a new and peaceful life for themselves and their families.

 

Customer Feedback.

I recently ordered some peppercorns from you after seeing them featured on Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey, and wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed using them. I even prefer them to Tellicherry peppercorns, which were my favourite. I love their smell of tobacco, the burst of eucalyptus flavour and the intense, lingering heat. I think it's fantastic that you're importing them, and I'll be keeping an eye on your website from now on!

Thanks, Steven