How time flies and we are into the last quarter of the year already. Mid-Autumn Festival was just over a week back and I’m glad to have finally found time to make some mooncakes this year after a long hiatus for a couple of years. Thankfully this year’s mooncakes turned out alright. As I’d mentioned before in my old blog post 4 years back, I’d always looked forward to the Mid-Autumn Festival because it was always a time for family to come together and enjoy a meal. Pomelo are my favorites from this festival’s delectables, more so than mooncakes! I bought 3 large pomelos before the festival for a song and they are still sitting quietly, waiting to be pried open. And for me, there is no better way to enjoy pomelo than in the classic dessert, 楊枝甘露 Mango Pomelo Sago. (more…)
I’ve always looked forward to the Mid-Autumn Festival not because I’m interested in eating or making mooncakes of course, but because pomelos are also in season. For me they are a real treat during this time of the year. When I was young I’d had a somewhat peculiar way of eating pomelo, plucking the pearly pulp individually from the membrane and squash them one at a time in my mouth. That sudden burst of those sourish packets of juices remains one of the highlights of festivities celebrations in my childhood, because that was traditionally the only time of the year pomelos were available.
I still enjoy pomelo by the pulp, even till today, especially when its paired with another fruit in season, thai honey mangoes to create a very famous dessert, Mango Pomelo Sago, or better as Yeung Zhee Gam Luk 楊枝甘露, a name that alludes so much poetry.