Buy Peppercorns (KAMPOT, White)
Milled and blended in Hong Kong.
Compared to ordinary pepper, these KampotPeppercorns are a totally different game. These peppercorns smell citrusy and carry some great delicate citrus, mint and hot pepper flavour notes, making them quite unique. White Kampot Peppercorns are peppercorns harvested at their full maturity and then washed to strip away the black outer layer. This washing process is done twice and paying careful attention to moisture levels before and after to ensure a crisp and delightful peppercorn after.
Much like our Malabar Black Peppercorns, Kampot Peppercorns are a region protected product, much like Champagne, meaning they can only be legally marketed as Kampot if they are grown in a specific region of Cambodia, have the farm certified and licensed by the local government and grown to specific standards, and the process repeated each year. This adds a tremendous cost and scarcity to anotherwise simple gift from nature.
Kampot White Peppercorns Cooking Notes:
Flavour: Cranberry, Citrus, Chilli
Usage: They can work with fresh caught seafood, and also in Cambodia's favourite curry dish Fish Amok - with lemongrass, coconut and turmeric.
Kampot White Peppercorns Technical Notes:
Quality: Grade A, Undiluted
Please note that our ingredients are 100% natural and processed using traditional methods. As a result there may be some visible imperfections. Our spices will have variations in size and colour due to factors such as the amount of sunlight they received when growing, or the amount of rainfall in a particular season. These differences in appearance are entirely normal, and are the result of not treating them with any chemicals, reducing unnecessary hand selection, and minimizing waste.
These Kampot peppercorns are not cheap, but, like an AOC wine, they are certainly worth the price. This is not a pepper for tossing carelessly into a seasoning mix, but one to consider in a careful blending. I have been using Kampot Red exclusively in my on-the-table grinder for some time now. It's delicate, almost floral pungency is to be relished over a light, French-style omelette with a little Parmigiano Reggiano.
Now for the white. I grind my own Quatre Épices, the ubiquitous French spice mix. And what an extraordinary lift the white Kampot gives it. Highly, highly recommended.
Smell very different from those I bought from other spice shop.
So far the best white peppercorns I tried, really good stuff
Superb, with a fine lasting flavor