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How To Cut Pomelo Fast

The pomelo is a great fruit, something we always eat in Asia. I’ve always loved it, ever since I was a baby.

Pomelo

Yes I know my ears stick out like a monkey. Yes I know I had a huge head almost as big as the pomelo. And yes, I probably gave my mom a hard time in labour. And yes, I know I looked like a boy! One time we were out, someone came up and asked my parents why they dressed their son in a pretty pink dress. I was SO insulted.

In any case, the pomelo is also apparently a symbol of good luck and prosperity for us Chinese. The best ones we ever ate were those ripely picked from Grandpa’s backyard. It is like a giant grapefruit, but sweet.

Best Pomelo

According to my grandparents, pomelo is also good for de-worming. De-worming?! Yup, de-worming. The thought of worms existing in my body gives me the heebie jeebies. But it’s supposed to be very effective and you can actually see the worms when they’re…ummm…excreted. That’s never happened to me though (or I would’ve never touched pomelo ever again!).

I was reading a pomelo salad recipe and the author said that it was really easy to make, but it was very tedious work cutting the pomelo because it took her one and a half hours. Boy, that would be tedious wouldn’t it? I don’t know how she did it, but it’s only ever taken me 5 minutes!

How To Cut Pomelo (and FAST!)

  1. Cut the top of the pomelo off until you can almost see the fruit inside. The bottom is the flatter end.

    Cut Top Off
  2. Cut through the skin lengthwise around the pomelo. It’s quite a thick skin so you want to cut through quite deeply. I don’t explain this well, so look at the picture.

    Cut Lengthwise Around Pomelo
  3. Peel the skin wedges apart. Pull the fruit out from the bottom part of the skin.

    Peel Away Skin Wedges
  4. Break it into wedges and serve.

    Pomelo Wedges

It’s as easy as that!

We normally just throw the skin away. Or you can do what my mom did.

Pomelo Hat

Like I didn’t already have enough problems with my enormous head.

31 Comments

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    January 12, 2011

    I love your adorable baby pictures! I’ve never had pomelo but your description of it tasting like a sweet grapefruit is fantastic. I think I’ll pick one up to try if I see it at the market!

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      Never tried it? Oh you must! It’s really good though obviously I think they’re much better in Asia.

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    Angie's Recipes

    January 12, 2011

    Now my mouth gets watery :-))

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      Pomelo is too good :)

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    lequan

    January 12, 2011

    Lol Sharon! You were such an adorable baby. I swear I could see my daughter writing this exact same post 15 years down the road. Everything from the little boy wearing a pink dress to the pomelo hats. I even have a picture of her “sporting” the pomelo hat. By the way, my mom and I cut our pomelos the exact same way. It’s so much easier this way.

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      You know something LeQuan, your daughter’s blog would be so much fun to read! Can’t wait till she starts one! And she’ll have a pro blogger mom to show her the ropes :D. Ya, this is the only way I’ve done it too. Don’t know how it took someone over an hour!

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    That’s an idea ! Lovely

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      Thanks :)

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    j3ss kitch3n

    January 13, 2011

    haha Sharon you look so adorable in your pictures! feels like pinching your cheeks!

    thanks for sharing this!

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      HAHA. Thank goodness I grew out of that baby fat ;) lol

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    Kristi Rimkus

    January 13, 2011

    Oh, this post is too cute! You were a darling baby! I have a girlfriend who loves this fruit. I’ll pass this along to her. :)

    Kristi

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      I was a boyish monkeyish looking baby lol. Hope she finds it helpful :)

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    Jenn

    January 13, 2011

    “One time we were out, someone came up and asked my parents why they dressed their son in a pretty pink dress.”

    Lol. He’s serious when he asked this?

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      Sharon Moh

      January 13, 2011

      Sadly, he was lol. Can’t blame him, I looked so much like a boy. Plus I had about 3 strands of hair haha.

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    Elin

    January 13, 2011

    Sharon….wow you can cut the pomelo in just 5 minutes and that’s great :) Was the baby in the picture you ? :p so cute and first time I heard that it can deworm ? Great, then I must eat more of this pomelo . Thanks for the info :)

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      Sharon Moh

      January 14, 2011

      The one that looks like a monkey? Yup thats me haha. Ya, it’s supposed to be effective for deworming. My mom thinks so too.

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    Peh Sun

    January 13, 2011

    OMG, you were such an adorable baby!

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      Sharon Moh

      January 14, 2011

      Girl you are too kind lol. *big monkey grin*

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    lena

    January 14, 2011

    the last 2 pictures are really hilarious! hey, my hometown here is famous for its pamelos..

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      Sharon Moh

      January 14, 2011

      Haha thanks! Credit to my mom for those photos lol. Where is that? Some of the best pomelos I’ve had is in Sibu.

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    Ananda Rajashekar

    January 15, 2011

    such a cute baby picture of yours :)

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      Sharon Moh

      January 16, 2011

      Thanks! Despite the big head haha

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    Esther

    January 15, 2011

    Oh, so that’s what it’s called…. I only knew that it was called yo zi in Chinese, but I never knew what to call it in English. XD My dad used to make those “hats” and I would wear them too when I was little. haha, nice memories.

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      Sharon Moh

      January 16, 2011

      I only knew it was called pomelo in English but never knew what to call it in Chinese. So now I do! I bet you totally looked cute in the pomelo hats ;). And yes, definitely makes great memories :D.

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice

    January 17, 2011

    Your baby pictures are adorable and you look super cute with the pomelo hats! Somehow the pomelos we get here in the US are also yellow in color. I remember the ones found in Malaysia are green in color.

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      Sharon Moh

      January 17, 2011

      Same here! I’ve only ever remembered them to be green. Strangely they’re yellow here, don’t know why.

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    Joyce T

    February 17, 2011

    LoL! ur just so adorable….haha…n ur mum just so funny…

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      Sharon Moh

      February 17, 2011

      She always has the silliest ideas haha.

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        Miss Custard Bun

        February 17, 2011

        Agree on tat…hahaha…

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          Sharon Moh

          February 18, 2011

          Lol :)

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