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I was raised in a place in Penang called Pepper Estate, essentially a small housing “kampung” with mostly “grade 3” houses arranged haphazardly along narrow and steep roads. What it does not have though, is pepper plant.

At my current place, perhaps to remind myself of my origin, we planted a peppercorn plant at the garden, and the little thing has grown over the years and start to bear fruits on quite a regular basis. Birds usually got the most of it, but when I’m fast enough, I get myself some too!

While we mostly have peppers in dried & powdered format, raw green peppercorn does have its use, especially in Thai cuisine. Today I’m going to share my first dish with this ingredient – Stir Fry Green Peppercorn Beef

green peppercorn beef stirfry


  • 200 gram beef, thin slice
  • few stalks of spring onion
  • 1 red chili
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon soya sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soya sauce
  • cooking oil
  • a few stalks of raw green peppercorn, crush likely with pestle and mortar

home grown peppercorn


  • with some corn starch on the beef, marinate with rice wine, dark & normal soya sauce
  • fry the beef half way and set aside (just about 1+ minutes)
  • heat up oil and fry garlic and onion till fragrant
  • add peppercorn
  • add back beef and fry for another minute or so
  • finish off with green onion and red chili

Result is a pretty delicious and fresh tasting beef dish with a bit of a kick. Try it!

Check out moreΒ simple recipe here.

Discuss : KY cooks – Stir Fry Green Peppercorn Beef

  1. You left a comment on my blog…that’s how I know you must have a new post up (since your ‘feed’ got messed up on my blog…urrgggh!) >_<

    I love black pepper beef (and cook it pretty much the way you do too) but have never done it with green peppercorns. I'm sure it must be very fragrant…and it looks like your raw green peppercorn plant is flourishing very well. Is it that easy to grow? πŸ˜‰

    • eatwhateatwhere: haha ya i tend to read blogs & such in spurts, usually after I update my own. It’s a plant that’s not difficult to grow at all, got it from sungai buloh.

  2. Yay, I just tried re-doing your feed on my side bar…and it worked! Only thing was it can only be done by categories (and not the general url of…don’t understand why !@#$%^&*_+). Now you have the distinct privilege of having two feeds on my blog….and I can see updated posts from you on eat and cook (the two that matters to me)…lol! πŸ˜€

  3. Looks simple but amazing!! Will try soon πŸ˜€

  4. I wonder is there any different in taste for dried and fresh peppercorns?

  5. ooo, i hadn’t heard of pepper estate – had to look it up to learn it’s in tanjung tokong! guess even though it’s not considered a super-large island, there’ll always be streets and sights we never see even after living there for some years …

  6. Wow, I’ve never seen a peppercorn plant before. This is interesting. If only I have lots of land to grow more stuffs, I would definitely want to grow this.

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