Kabab Chini - From Indonesia, kabab chini is also known as Allspice. The plant it comes from is grown and cultivated for its fruit and essential oils as well. It is mostly grown in Java, and Sumatra. The pepper that kebab chini comes from is called the ‘tailed pepper’ because of its appearance.
The spice is used extensively in cooking and as a tenderizer. It is used as a preservative, or as a fragrance in potpourri.
Kebab chini smells like many different spices, such as nutmeg, cinnamon, or cloves. The taste is described as “a cross between allspice and black pepper”. It can taste pungent and bitter.
Also known as: Piper cubeba - cubeb - tailed pepper - Java pepper - كباب شيني