Cambodia’s Kampot pepper rates among the world’s best, but Koh Kong is challenging the stakes with their Kurata Pepper.
Japanese firm Kurata grows the biggest, brightest red-ripened pepper, each painstakingly sorted by Cambodian’s workers in his Phnom Penh shop. On our visit, staff were pickling fresh green corns in palm vinegar. Local market price is about $15 a kilo, but here expect to pay a cool $100. www.kuratapepper.com Cognescetti will head to Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island, where they grow that country’s best pepper, and at a far cheaper price.
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