Kampot is a riverside village in southern Cambodia. It is renowned for producing one of the world's finest peppers. In the years before war took its toll, no self-respecting French restaurant in Paris would do without Kampot pepper on the table.
Small farmers in the region are using their traditional skills and knowledge to once again make Kampot pepper a valuable product.
Now, you can buy the real Kampot pepper at the Cambodia Cooking Class. It's available in unique and attractive gift bags, made from Cambodian silk (big bags) or krama (small bags). Buy real Kampot Pepper and support the farmers in the region!
The bags come in two sizes:
For more information about Kampot Pepper and FarmLink Ltd, contact them by or telephone: +855 (0)12 - 513 024 (Angela), +855 (0)12 - 365 321 (Jerome) or visit the Kampot Pepper website.
Cambodian-Style Pepper and Lime Beef
Serve with rice. Makes 4 servings.
The local organization FarmLink Ltd. is assisting this recovery by marketing the highest grade of pepper from Kampot. Profits are devoted to forming a small farmer's cooperative to restore the peppercorn industry and invest in improving pepper production and cultivation.
Beware of fake pepper! Pepper sold in local markets is often mixed with lower-quality pepper from Vietnam.
Kampot pepper is sun-dried and not machine dried. This ensures the natural flavour is retained and the drying out process is environmentally friendly.
The aroma of pure Kampot Pepper literally springs out of the bag, and the hot taste slightly eucalyptus. Cambodian pepper rocks, the versatile flavor can range from intensely spicy to mildly sweet with a hint of flower.
Pepper from Kampot Province is well on the way to becoming the first Cambodian product to get an origin-specific label, which attests to its quality and uniqueness.
A government study has found that among Cambodian products, it comes the closest to fulfilling the criteria required for a Geographical Indications (GI) designation.
“Kampot pepper meets almost all the requirements needed to become a GI,” according to Van Roth San, intellectual property director at the Commerce Ministry.
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