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Joining with Marquis de Kampot in bringing rare Kampot pepper to American diners

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 12:41 PM

Fremont, CA (June 12, 2018) – Exploring exotic Southeast Asian flavors is a hit with foodies everywhere.  This culinary niche is the driving force at Angkor Cambodian Food, as they expand their lineup of authentic Cambodian sauces and natural ingredients with the addition in 2018 of rare Kampot pepper.  

Dubbed, “Cambodia’s perfect pepper” by the Associated Press, Kampot pepper is well known by celebrity and executive chefs from Paris to San Francisco.  The spice, grown only in southwestern Cambodia is now reclaiming its global pre-eminence that was first established in the late 19th century.

“In the early 1970s all Cambodian grade-schoolers learned that Kampot peppercorns were  important export products.  Years later, in America, this lesson was confirmed by my mother when she received a precious gift of Kampot pepper,” said Channy Chhi Laux, CEO and founder of Angkor Cambodian Food.  “When customers smell and taste these special peppercorns, it becomes clear why Kampot Peppercorns are famous in culinary circles.  Kampot Peppercorns are the jewels of Cambodia!” 

“We proudly support the mission of Marquis de Kampot by introducing Kampot Peppercorns, the pride of Cambodia, to discerning American diners”, Laux continued.  


The Kampot province and its peppers were awarded Protected Geographical Indication by the European Union in 2016.  

Angkor Cambodian Food offers Kampot Pepper in several packaging options: a peppermill gift set with all three colors, home chef spice jars, and 1-pound bags.

About Angkor Cambodian Food

Cooking healthy and great tasting food with wonderful Cambodian flavor is our passion.  Check out our sofiTM awarding Lemongrass Paste along with our collection of online recipes to see how easy cooking Cambodian can be!

We are a family owned company in the San Francisco Bay Area on a mission to bring Cambodian cuisine to the western world.  All of our products contain all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. 

About Marquis de Kampot

Marquis de Kampot LLC is proud to be North America’s first bulk stocking importer of the world's most sought after peppercorn.  Join us in support of Cambodia's recovery by crunching one of our peppercorns.  They speak for themselves.