Andrea Nguyen in Viet World Kitchen: 'Vietnamese Pepper – Why you need to know it better'


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excerpt:

The pungent heat of black pepper worked its magic on dumpling fillings and banh mi. I didn’t think much about Piper nigrum, especially Vietnamese pepper until I went to Phu Quoc island years ago and learned about its famous peppercorn farms. (Yes, PQ is known for fish sauce as well as pepper!)

In Vietnam, pepper farms are called vườn tiêu (peppercorn garden), easily identified by the tall columns of bushy pepper vines.


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Interesting. Short read.