Kurata Pepper, the world’s best

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.


Kurata Pepper




Kurata Pepper
#206e0 Street 63 & 322, Phnom Penh 12302,
Boengkengkang 1, Chamkarmorn, CAMBODIA



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2 Responses to “Kurata Pepper, the world’s best”

  1. Kampot Pepper AsiaMarch 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    In, Cambodia, Kampot pepper fit highest standard quality than Kurata pepper and for a cheap price. 100$ isnt justify.
    Kampot pepper is submited to audit by Ecocert and tracability. In more, Kurata pepper isnt certified Organic by an international company just by themselves..
    In conclusion, there 2 good peppers but we can more trust Kampot pepper.

  2. MorrisonApril 26, 2013 at 1:32 am #

    As we already noted, Kurata is not from Kampot geographical region, but nearby. Its quality is painstakingly superb — and expensive. By contrast, market peppers generically labelled Kampot have no similar guarantee — at least those sold domestically in Cambodia. Quality varies greatly, especially with white pepper, but also red-ripened black berries. As we have noted previously, the best quality for money is actually on Phu Quoc island, formerly Cambodia but now Vietnam.

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