CUBEB BERRIES - These small berries, which are native to Java and other Indonesian islands, are the unripe fruits of a plant belonging to the pepper family. They have a warm, turpentine-like aroma, and a aromatic, hot and somewhat bitter taste. Cubebs are used in Indonesian cuisine and in spice mixtures such as Raz el Hanout. Can be added in place of allspice in any dish and are well suited to vegetable and meat dishes.