Pomelo

pomelo

I bought this freakishly huge pomelo on a whim while grocery shopping last week. A friend of mine saw this in the produce section and said it looks larger than my head, which prompted the photo above. It really is larger than my head – by quite a fair bit. I have never seen such a gigantic pomelo before so I got it and its been sitting in the pantry ever since.

I am no stranger to pomelos – my maternal grandma had a pomelo tree in her yard and it seems that the damn things seem to fruit every single fucking day!

There will always be a bountiful harvest of pomelos, sliced and served on a plate whenever we went to visit. I hated fruits back then and I can’t say I’ve ever been a fan of pomelos since I was a kid. The bountiful harvest wasn’t to blame – my paternal grandma had a mango tree and I loved mangos. I still do.

The problem with pomelos is that it has a tart and bitter taste that didn’t agree very much with my youthful taste buds back then. I would eat it but not on its own.

…but why are we talking about pomelos anyway?

Well, coz the damn thing has been there for almost a week, taking up space and I’m looking for a recipe to use it in.

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23 thoughts on “Pomelo

  1. HB, when I was in Hong Kong in some restaurants serve pomelo rinds with prawns stir fry. It was very tasty. There some recipe on web using pomelo rinds in dishes, Cantonese do not want to waste any part of pomelo due to it take that long to grow it.

  2. Btw, I know why your comments are missing from my blog already.

    I am using intense debate but you commented on blogspot’s comment system before intense debate could load.

    I guess you have to wait for intense debate to fully load before you comment. :)

    • I know bro. :x

      It’s a combination of factors, but yeah, I’m trying to get more sleep, eat healthier and regular meals and all that.

      Part of it is unavoidable though, have some kidney and liver damage going on here, thus the haggard looking bit.

      I’ve gotten comments from friends as well, except they frame it more politely – You look skinner. ;)

      Cheers bro!

  3. hmm i’d always thought its spelled pamelo. LOL one more misconception banished. knew i could pick up something useful here today.

    Btw this fruit is believed to reduce chances of colon cancer. hmm not too sure about that but it sure has lotsa fibre in it.

    • Hmm…I’m not sure, I’ve always spelled it as POMELO.

      It’s also pronounced like that so I spell it that way.

      My maternal grandma calls it “pao” though – it’s apparently the Foochow term for it.

      Yeah, it sure has a lot of fiber…that’s what causes part of it’s bitterness me thinks. :)

    • Okay I will! :D

      Thanks Michelle, sounds like a great idea!

      You can’t go wrong with mango, I love the stuff. :)

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