Kampot hmmmmmm Kampot I’ve never heard of it you all say. Any gastronome worth their salt will be sneezing into their consommé. Pepper you dolts (should I be calling my readers dolts?) Now I have no idea why I know that Kampot is famous for pepper it’s just one of those things that I know.
Served in all the best French restaurants, so all the French people here are telling me – and there are a lot of French here.
I visited 2 or 3 pepper farms. They give you a bit of a show round and you can take a few green samples off the trees which are grown up brick towers about 2.5 meters high, seems a little high to me as a step ladder had to be climbed to reach the top ones, let’s face it the Khmer are not that tall anyway. Then they take you to the ‘house’ and try to sell you a big bag, usually in a silk/cotton sack to make it look/cost more expensive. I et the feeling that they are trying to get an Australian wineries vibe going on, they are not there yet, but I enjoyed my visit.
Most certainly worth the trip down. I also stayed in Kep for a night, a small coastal town about 20km from Kampot, then in Kampot for a night. 2 towns I would love to come back to. Unless they get much busier.