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Friday, 1 March 2013

Pomelo Cooler





Pomelo - the chubby and rotund fruit that hails from my hometown of Ipoh. 




Pomelos usually come in two varieties - the ones with pink flesh and the pale off-white flesh.  I prefer the off-white types as they are sweeter, the pinkish ones are more sour.  Regular pomelos are about the size of a small football - and they are heavy, so you would usually carry them with both hands.

But a few months ago, my cg member gave me some pomelos that are about the size of a grapefruit...




So cute! Fit just right on my palm.

You open up the fruit exactly like how you would do to a pomelo -
the outer skin is thick and the inner fruit is covered with layers of white skin

I love all things pomelo - from eating it straight as a fruit, or make it into an appetizing salad (very popular as a Thai fusion salad or yee sang), or this - my own concoction of a refreshing and fizzy drink - Pomelo Cooler.

My dad bought us some juicy pomelos and I was craving for something fizzy and cold to go with it.  Put as much pomelo sacs as you like - mine has loads of it - and enjoy the pop as the sacs burst with sweet juiciness. 




Pomelo Cooler

  • 1/2 cup of ice cream soda
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 sprig of mint leaves
  • 2 tbps of pomelo sacs
  • Loads of ice

1.  Mix the ice cream soda and pineapple juice in a glass cup.

2. Add the mint leaves and bruise them slightly to release the flavour and the fragrant oils into the drink.

3.  Top with loads of ice and pomelo sacs, and serve immediately.


13 comments:

  1. so refreshing! give me a glass right now, so hot here ^_^

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    1. Sonia, i crave for this almost everyday heehee

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  2. Esther, I am not a fan of pomelo but I do enjoy it in yee sang. And of course I would love it in your very refreshing drink!

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    1. You dont like pomelo PH? Yea, i love it in yee sang, makes it so refreshing. I could just eat it with the nuts and shredded veg, minus all those oily crackers.

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  3. Hi Esther,
    Firstly, cheers to a wonderful snake year ahead, not too late for wishes i hope :) I love pomelos too and your drink looks interesting!

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    1. Thanks Adeline :) make yourself one of these and toast to a great new year!

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  4. Look real refreshing. Been a long while since I tasted pomelo. I like the pomelo from back home. The one here taste more like grapefruit than pomelo.

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    1. Ya, the pinkish ones reminds me alot of grapefruit, the tart and slightly bitter aftertaste.

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  5. Hi Esther! Nice drink... maybe some rum for the booze! :P

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    1. Haha trust the sommelier to jazz it up with some booze!

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  6. Sounds so refreshing! I would like to order two glasses please :)

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  7. Hi Esther, very refreshing and inviting. Slurppppp :)

    Best regards.

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