Lightly Salted Black Peppercorns, Whole, Mr. Siew's Malaysian

Lightly Salted Black Peppercorns, Whole, Mr. Siew's Malaysian

Expected back in stock by the end of June.

I realize that there’s a good chance you know Reluctant Trading for our signature Tellicherry peppercorns from Kerala, India.

Over the years, I’ve been searching the globe to add worthy pepper companions. I’m happy to say that I’ve struck pepper gold again.

Recently, I came across a small farmer named Mr. Siew from Sarawak, Malaysia who is doing revolutionary things with peppercorns. And that’s saying something for a spice that’s been around for thousands of years.

Traditionally, fresh pepper berries are dried in the sun for several days until they turn black and hard. But Mr. Siew is a pepper pioneer (pepperneer?). He has come up with new ways to achieve exceptional flavor and texture.

For Mr. Siew’s lightly salted variety, he first takes his freshly picked pepper berries and immerses them in a sea salt bath for 10 days. Following the salty fermentation, he dries his pepper berries in pressure cookers for 14 hours at intense temperatures.

The result? A beautiful melding of salt, heat, aroma, and texture. (BTW, these are definitely hotter than our Tellicherry Peppercorns.) Mr. Siew’s pepper is also more dry and crackly than conventionally sun-dried pepper.

This might just be the perfect pasta pepper. Our professional chefs are raving about the Cacio e Pepe they’ve been making with it. And it’s ideal for all types of meats. Grind this pepper anywhere you’d use regular peppercorns.

Be sure to check out our Smoked Malaysian Peppercorns as well. And of course, our signature Tellicherry Black Peppercorns.

How are these different than our signature Tellicherry Peppercorns?

  • Hotter than our Tellicherry
  • More dry and crackly than our Tellicherry
  • Unlike our Tellicherry, these are lightly salted
  • Similar fragrance to Tellicherry
  • Smaller size peppercorns than our Tellicherry

We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing 2 Day service, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, Overnight and 2 Day items require one business day processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Good stuff

I’ve gotten pepper corns and several mills and Vietnamese coffee makers. Thought I’d try some spices. Cayenne, paprika, salted pepper and nutmeg. All are worth it and way better than I usually get at the grocery store. Nice company. I’ll be back. lw

Fresh and unusual!

I am a bit of a peppercorn junkie, and at any one time you will find at least 7 or 8 different types & origins in my spice cabinet, and 4 of those will be different cultivars of black peppercorns. So when I discovered these I had to try them. I am very glad I did - they are fresh, vibrant and original! The hint of salinity is such a great twist, I’ve actually just eaten a few from time to time to remind myself how fun salted peppercorns can be...
Thanks for sourcing these, Scott! It’s time people thought of pepper as more than an afterthought!

Robyne Aument
This pepper ruined all other pepper for me

My sister a known pepper addict introduced me to mr divkars no 4... it was my gateway to NEEDING all the peppers from the reluctant trader... I cannot recommend this stuff enough. It will ruin all other pepper for you... but in the nicest most flavorful amazing way. Go head order some.....ruin that awful ashy powder that comes in a can for yourself... you wont regret it.

Addictive--in a good way!

I love this pepper--the saltiness adds a twist that's unexpected and delightful. Packs enough of a punch to be peppery but has a complexity that sets it apart from other peppers. This is my second order and it won't be my last, for sure.