This pepper is grown exclusively to make white pepper, in the hills behind the village of Muntok, on the Islands of Bangka. Made of red ripe berries that are soaked under running water for several days to gently disintegrate the husk. These peppercorns are piled together for a traditional trampling called "nari mereca" -Pepper Dance - to separate the peppercorns from the fruit spike. After a final washing the berries are dried in the sun. It is the reference for white pepper and a perfect match with veal chops, poultry, white fish, rice, pasta, vegetables, blue cheese and pears.