Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Pomelo Salad

Pomelo's are widely available in Malaysia, and are particularly famous in Ipoh, Tapah and Bidor. On a recent (end Oct) work related trip to Ipoh, I was instructed by not only my wife but my son and daughter as well - "Make sure you buy some Pomelo's on the way back."

I've learnt that safest thing to do is to do as I am told. Especially as far as my children are concerned!

I'm not a big fan of the Pomelo but the lovely wife and kids love it. For those that don't know what a Pomelo is, it's like a large lime. Perhaps a better way to describe it would be like an Asian Grapefruit? The peel is thick while the flesh inside is sweetish with a slide bitter aftertaste.

The picture above doesn't quite give an idea of how large a Pomelo is. The picture could simply be a magnification of a lime for all you know. So... compare the Pomelo to the head of an almost 4 year old. Yes, this is a pomelo next to the head of my 4 year old (going on 52!!) daughter, Sarah.

The lovely wife and kids polished off one whole pomelo at one sitting and then on the weekend my wife decided to make a pomelo salad. Basically, its the flesh of the pomelo placed in a bowl.

Then seasoned with some fish sauce, lemon juice, chopped shallots, chopped chillis and some peanuts.

Easy Peasy! Lovely on its' own or as a side dish.


Sara said...

I have seen pomelos in the stores but I wasn't sure what you were supposed to do with them. Thanks for the recipe. The picture of your daughter and the pomelo is cute!

Meeta said...

We love pomelos too but I never quite had it with such flavors as your wife used here. Sounds intriguing!

Dharm - is there anyway I can reach you per email? You can contact me on blogmeeta@gmail.com. WOuld love to discuss something with you!

Chrissy said...

hey dharm, looks great! I've never tried making pomelo salad, but am inspired now :D


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