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Secrets Of Asian Cooking
Besides the sauces, there are some other things to consider when completing your pantry.
White Pepper is not very popular in American restaurants. The black pepper is king but white pepper is more aromatic than black pepper and is much stronger.
When you go to your local Chinese restaurant, on the side of the table will be a salt and pepper shaker. 99% of the times the pepper will be white pepper.
It's aromatic and strong flavor but doesn't overwhelm the dish, it just as a bit of spicy that is pronounced in the dish.
Where can you find it? Since a lot of markets have expanded their Asian condiments, finding white pepper may actually be very easy to find.
How is it used? If you love Hot & Sour soup, the white pepper adds a slight flavor dimension. But anywhere you like a little peppery spicy, add a dash of white pepper. It comes already ground but you can purchase the actual peppercorns and place it in your grinder for more texture.
Chef Woo Can