Saturday, February 26, 2011

Yam Som-O (Spicy Pomelo Salad)

I was pleasantly surprised when I was checking my personal emails one evening to receive an invitation from Jasmine to attend a Food Bloggers tea-party. I did not know who Jasmine was but did know a couple of bloggers on the invitation list, namely Edith and Zhuoyuan . The tea-party would be hosted at Edith's house. This would not be the first time Edith would be hosting a food bloggers gathering. A year and half ago, she had hosted our first gathering and it was a tremendous success. Again Edith has so kindly opened her beautiful home to all of us.


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As usual whenever food bloggers get together there would be a huge assortment of treats. This time round was no exception and the menu consisted mainly of desserts with a couple of savoury items thrown in. Almost everyone brought two types of desserts and we ended up with a huge feast. We had cupcakes, brownies, lemon bars, durian swiss roll, durian chiffon cake, cheesecakes, meat balls, macarons and more. Check out the below blogs of my "old" and new blogger friends, each and every one so very talented as well.

Edith of Precious Moments
Wendy of Wen's Delight
Cathy of Cathy's Joy
Jean of Noms I Must
Jess of J3ss Kitch3n
Jasmine of The Sweetylicious
Zhuoyuan of Baking Library

I decided to bring something savoury instead. And as I didn't have much time over the week, I made a Thai pomelo salad instead.

pomelo salad 2

Yam Som-O (Spicy Pomelo Salad)
Serves 6


1 medium sized pomelo or 2 grapefruits
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp fish sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
150g cooked prawns, sliced half lengthwise
200gm cooked chicken breast, shredded
2 Tbsp dessicated coconut
1/2 cup coconut cream
1 Tbsp dried shrimp, toasted and finely chopped
1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
Handful of mint leaves


1) Peel pomelo and shread the flesh. Leave as chunky pieces.

2) Place lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a bowl and stir to mix until sugar has dissolved.

3) Then add in the prawns, chicken, dessicated coconut and coconut cream. Toss to coat the pomelo. Add in the mint leaves and transfer to serving platter. Sprinkle the top with dried shrimp and toasted sesame seeds and a few mint leaves.

4) Serve immediately as this salad does not keep over night.

Pomelo salad 1

pomelo salad 2


pigpigscorner said...

Food bloggers gatherings are fun, always so much yummy food!

Cooking Gallery said...

This sounds like fun and the food looks great too!!

Jean said...

it was nice meeting you and the other bloggers too! and may i say i really like your laughter, it's infectious! hehehe

CaThY said...

Nice meeting you Jo ;)

Pei-Lin said...

Jo, glad that you all had a great time! The only thing that worries me when it comes to all these is whether we wind up having too much of a sugar rush ... LOL! It's always desserts!

Wen said...

Nice meeting you again! Enjoyed your salad too!

Edith said...

Lucky hubby who gets to savour this. he liked it!

The Sweetylicious said...

i like that dish! (: and you had a hard time looking for pomelo! great effort (: really nice knowing you, talking and laughing with you (: i had so much fun (:

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I missed this one. The Pomelo salad is my favourite Thai salad.

Noob Cook said...

what a nice salad to spice things up at a gathering.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a fun gathering and it's full of delicious food!

tigerfish said...

This sounds very refreshing!

Sue Bridges said...

What a lovely selection of goodies, it looks like a fund time was had by all.

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