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Benefits of Using Pepper Into Your Cooking

We’ve talked about salt, so what’s another ingredient that’s often paired with salt? It’s pepper of course! If you’re looking for a way to incorporate both of these ingredients into your cooking, you should consider using AJI-SHIO®! Made from a pre-mix of pepper and salt, you can easily enhance flavours by using a single product.

Pepper, also known as the “king of spices,” holds a distinguished place in the world of culinary delights. Derived from the dried and unripe fruit of the Piper Nigrum plant, pepper’s distinctive pungent, earthy, and slightly spicy taste, coupled with its aromatic qualities, make it an essential ingredient in kitchens worldwide.

However, pepper is so much more than just spice. In this blog, let’s explore the health benefits of pepper and recipes that you can try!

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Health Benefits of Pepper

Beyond its culinary uses, pepper possesses an array of health benefits that have earned it a place in traditional medicine and modern wellness practices. In this section, we’ll uncover how pepper can be a valuable ingredient in promoting both your palate and your well-being.

  1. Digestive Aid: Pepper has long been recognized for its digestive benefits. It’s effective in alleviating common digestive issues like bloating and indigestion. Incorporating pepper into your meals can contribute to a more comfortable post-meal experience.
  2. Nutrient Absorption: The active compound in black pepper, piperine, has the remarkable ability to enhance the absorption of essential nutrients. When paired with other ingredients like turmeric, it can significantly improve the bioavailability of compounds, such as curcumin, and various vitamins and minerals.
  3. Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties: Pepper possesses anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases and combat oxidative stress in the body. Regular consumption of pepper as part of a balanced diet can contribute to overall health and well-being.
  4. Warming Properties: In addition to its culinary charm, pepper offers soothing relief from respiratory issues such as colds, coughs, and congestion. Its warming properties can help alleviate discomfort and promote respiratory wellness during the colder months. 

AJI-SHIO® Buy & Win Pastilah Shiok!

Want to take your culinary skills to the next level while enjoying the delightful flavours of pepper? If you are, then we have some exciting news for you! AJI-SHIO® is thrilled to introduce the “AJI-SHIO® Buy & Win Pastilah Shiok!” contest.

Our campaign, “AJI-SHIO® Buy & Win Pastilah Shiok!” is all about promoting healthy yet utterly delicious protein intake through the use of AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper and Flavoured Black Pepper products. We believe that great-tasting food doesn’t have to compromise on healthiness, and AJI-SHIO® is here to prove that point.

Now, let’s talk about the contest! “AJI-SHIO® Buy & Win Pastilah Shiok!” gives you the chance to win some fantastic prizes worth up to RM10,000 that will elevate your culinary adventures!

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Benefits of Using Pepper Into Your Cooking

How to join? It’s simple! All you need to do is:

  1. Purchase any AJI-SHIO® products worth RM5 and above in a single receipt.
  2. Take a photo of the receipt as proof of purchase.
  3. Upload the receipt and provide the required information in the form at our site , OR submit it via WhatsApp to +6010-255 2040

So, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to elevate your culinary adventures and win fantastic prizes! Join the “AJI-SHIO® Buy & Win Pastilah Shiok!” contest today, and let the flavours of AJI-SHIO® inspire your cooking journey. Good luck, and may your dishes always be Pastilah Shiok!

AJI-SHIO® recipes

1. Popcorn Chicken


400 g Chicken breast meat, cut cube
1 packet Seri-Aji® Seasoned Flour Original 150g
4 tbsp Cold water
Enough Cooking oil
5 shakes AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper


  1. Mix one tbsp of Seri-Aji® Seasoned Flour Original 150g with 4 tbsp of cold water. Stir well and coat the chicken with the mixture. Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes.
  2. Put the remaining Seri-Aji® Seasoned Flour Original 150g into a container with a lid. Add the marinated chicken, cover the container and shake it to evenly coat the chicken.
  3. Heat cooking oil and fry the chicken until fully cooked and crispy.
  4. Shake AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper over and mix well.
  5. Ready to serve.

2. Mushroom Egg Drop Soup


1½  tbsp Cooking oil
2 cloves Garlic, minced
½ no Holland onion, diced small
225 g Oyster mushrooms, torn into smaller size
1 ltr Water
3 nos Egg
¾ tsp AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper
1½ tsp Salt


  1. Heat cooking oil, stir-fry garlic and onion.
  2. Add in oyster mushroom and continue to sauté until it is slightly soft.
  3. Pour in water and bring to a boil.
  4. Slow down the heat and slowly pour in the egg, and stir a bit.
  5. Season with AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper and salt. Ready to serve.

3. Cheesy Omelette


6 nos Eggs
1 tsp AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper
45 g Butter
½ nos Onion, diced
⅓ nos Tomato, deseeded and diced
⅓ nos Red capsicum, diced
⅓ nos Green capsicum, diced
3 nos Shiitake mushroom, diced
2½ tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Crack the egg into a bowl, season with AJI-SHIO® Flavoured Pepper. Mix well.
  2. Heat a pan, add in butter.
  3. Stir-fry the onion, tomato, capsicums and shiitake mushroom until fragrant.
  4. Lower the heat, add in egg mixture.
  5. Stir a bit to create a fluffy texture. Let it cook for a while.
  6. Sprinkle parmesan cheese and fold it into a half moon shape. Let it cook.
  7. Ready to serve.
  8. Reduce the cooking time, so that the centre part of omelette will become soft and fluffy.

Pepper has rightfully earned its place as the “king of spices”  and a staple in kitchens around the world. From its role in enhancing the flavours of diverse dishes to its impressive health benefits, pepper continues to captivate our taste buds and nurture our well-being. So, the next time you reach for that pepper grinder, remember the culinary and health wonders it brings to your table, enriching both your palate and your life.