Red Phú Quốc pepper
Red Phú Quốc pepper
This red Phu Quoc (phu quoc) pepper is, just like our heavy phu quoc, a pepper from the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc. The red pepper is made with the red, ripe berry and therefore has a fantastic aroma.
Phu Quoc pepper is cultivated in a traditional way, without chemical aids, mainly by women since the 1950s. Pepper has been cultivated in a traditional way on the Vietnamese island of Phú Quốc since the early nineteenth century.
Pepper cultivation was introduced by the Chinese, but has greatly improved under French management, just as happened in Kampot in neighboring Cambodia.
Phú Quốc is located in the province of Kiên Giang, and with approximately 590 square kilometers is the largest island in Vietnam. It is part of an archipelago of 22 islands, and is closer to the coast of Cambodia than that of Vietnam. The island has more than 100,000 inhabitants. The pepper is one of the sources of income, next to tourism and the famous nuoc mâm (fish sauce).
With the support of the government, the traditional way in which the pepper is grown on Phú Quốc is cherished. Since the fifties of the last century, pepper cultivation has mainly become a women's affair due to political developments and the war(s). And it still is on many plantations.
It is a relatively small pepper in Vietnam, as it only makes up 1% of the country's total pepper harvest, which is on average large-scale and mechanized. Unlike the pepper from Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, on the east coast, east of Ho Chi Minh City, the Phú Quốc has not yet been eligible for a geographical indication (GI).
We offer you the white Phú Quốc pepper, Tiêu sọ đỏ Phú Quốc and the red Phú Quốc pepper, called Hạt tiêu chín đỏ Phú Quốc. The red pepper is picked when ripe and left to dry in the sun without further treatment. It then takes on a burgundy to red-brown color.
The pepper has various, subtle aromas including fruit (mango/raspberry) and cocoa, and a slightly sour accent. This makes the pepper suitable for all types of meat (red and white), fruit salads and dishes containing chocolate, even desserts.
Although the pepper also combines well with white fish, squid and squid, we generally recommend the milder white Phu Quoc for those combinations.
- 100% ripened pepper berries from the Piper nigrum
- Protected by Vietnamese PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) label
- origin: Phú Quốc, Vietnam
- available in glass, pouch and test tube
- glass jar contains 60 grams
- standup pouches with a content of up to 30 to 500 grams
- available in 10 ml test tube
- larger quantities on request
- the jar is available in a tasteful gift box, consisting of a cube box filled with black tissue paper
- for an overview of our gift packaging, please refer to the category gift packaging
- grind your pepper shortly before use
- add the ground pepper to your preparation at the very last minute
- keep your Phú Quốc pepper in closed packaging
- preferably store in a dark, dry and cool place
- best before February 2026 (02/26)
- this best before date is an indication
Would you like to know how this Phú Quốc tastes?
Could you also try a test tube. The tube contains enough pepper to fathom the flavor essence.