Saturday, February 27, 2010


15th day of the Chinese New Year.
Everyone, (in Canto) Fatt-cho-mei? (in Mandarin) Far-ler-ma? (in Hokkien) Huat-liau-boi? (in Manglish) Prosper (more towards gambling winnings) yet?
Not apple-wor.

Became a fan only a few years back when I took a chance on smaller ones from Spain and China. They were sweet. Had always admired the big ones from Spain but felt the price was ridiculous. Maybe it's my curiousity streak but more suspiciously it's the spiraling prices of our local fruits (a simple unassuming pomelo from Perak state is going for RM10 minimum!), RM4.90 for an exotic looking Pomegranate from far away Spain seem to hurt my pocket no more. Well, it's not an often splurge.

Any idea whether this is the best way to get to the rubies?
It was huge. Inside, the sections were packed with rubies.
I thoroughly enjoyed the smaller ones before with sweet rubies popping in my mouth (except for a certain type from China with hard seeds). This was sourish and the relatively big and tough seeds in the rubies were quite tiresome to chew after sometime.
Still got one more in fridge. Think it'll fare better after a few days?

RM4.90 for 1 from Hock Choon Grocery, Jalan Ampang.

Note: Ang-ang-boh-hai-lang is in Hokkien dialect literately translated as red-red-no-harm-people. The colour red is auspicious to Chinese, believes to bring prosperity and good luck.

May all the good wishes and hopes written on all thrown Mandarin oranges into any water source tonight, on this HAPPY CHAP GOH MEH, come true!


thenomadGourmand said...

gong xi gong xi dear!!

Little Inbox said...

Can consider as auspicious fruit for CNY, hehe...

Selba said...

Oh wow!!! How I wish I could find pomegranate like that in Jakarta.

mimid3vils said...

quite troublesome eating this fruit but I also like it cause it's nice

CUMI & CIKI said...

that red is so deep.. gorgeous! that's the sorta color i would like to wear. happy chap go meh!

UnkaLeong said...

Lu u huat boh? Heheheh..

Tummythoz said...

Oops. Just realised my post was a day early. Macam overzealous pulak.

thenomadGourmand, huatchai-huatchai!

LittleInbox, better still if it's super sweet.

Selba, if found, post to compare ok?

mimid3vils, a fruit best consumed in privacy. =D

Cumi&Ciki, bet you'll look most alluring in that colour!

Unkaleong, unlike lucky you, Bro Lim at sua-theng-huat. =,(

J2Kfm said...

I always thought pomegranate is the sek lau zhi dessert, until AFC started educating the ignorant people like me. hehehehe :)

Big Boys Oven said...

awesome sweetness!

Tummythoz said...

J2Kfm, so did it mentioned how to choose when buying?

Big Boys Oven, will go real prettily in cake decor, right?

New Kid on the Blog said...

hmmmm.... it does look like passion fruits hor??

Tummythoz said...

New Kid on the Blog, passion fruit is definitely easier to eat.

sc said...

sometimes there's a malay peddlar selling behind our office(where the open carpark is)- have you tried those?

Tummythoz said...

sc, bought fruits from there before. Tho it was for different fruits and a couple years back, the unfavourable experience still lingers. Hmm mayb I shd give them another chance..

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