Known in Thai as ‘Dipli’ long pepper is a member of the Piper genus, and a relative of Black pepper พริกไทย and Chaplu Pepper ชะพลู. Historically long pepper was as common as black pepper, but has been displaced by the latter in the course of time. Long pepper is just as attractive as black pepper and can be used somewhat interchangeably. I find the long pepper to be more fruity and complex.
- Piper longum (Scientific)
Long pepper can be used fresh or dried, in both cases as a spice. It is added to curries such as eel curry with Tree Basil <strong>ใบยี่หร่า</strong>. It is also added to the spice mix of northern laap.
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