Mango Pomelo Salad


Time sure flies.. and it’s already one year into blogging. It’s a year of personal growth, lots of joy and some tears, this blog has been a very fulfilling journey for me, something I have not felt in a long time. I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved with this new hobby – be it cooking or photography. Occasionally, mama would ask “Why are you spending so much time with cooking new recipes and taking photos?” Being a typical asian mother that has gone through a hard life, she is always concerned about spending time on activities that does not translate into income generation. Mama, not everything is about money.

And not forgetting, I am very fortunate to have known lots of talented food bloggers and developed wonderful friendships. One of the perks is meeting them personally and tasting their goodies. 2 weeks ago, received some delightful Northern goodies from QuayPoCooks & Ping’s Pickings.  Pomelo & Salted Chicken Herb from Ipoh, Bak Chang & Black Pepper Biscuit from Penang.

And last weekend, more yummy goodies brought by a bigger group of blogger meet-up. What do you expect with a group of food bloggers? More food of course! Macarons with kumquat, chocolate, chestnut, cointreau fillings and Hokkaido Orange Chiffon Cupcakes with whisky vanilla custard filling from QUAY PO Cooks, Pineapple Tarts from Ping’s Pickings, Cream Puffs from Ling in De House,
Penang Achar made by Jocel’s mom (FoodnTravella) & Arthur Wee brought Kumpua all the way from Sibu. And my Dark Chocolate Melts of course, which I forgot to take a shot. What a feast it has been, felt like it was my own celebration 🙂 Thanks fellow bloggers!

Most of the time, I just eat the pomelo by itself. For those who are not familiar with pomelo, it is a native citrus fruit in South East Asia, and tastes like a sweet, mild grapefruit. The pomelo given by QPC was very juicy, so I thought why not toss them together with mango for a fruity salad, with a dash of olive oil and vinegar. Sweet & sourish, light & fruity salad to beat the heat. This salad needs to be consumed immediately after it’s tossed. But it doesn’t matter because I finish it in one sitting.

Mango Pomelo Salad
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Sweet & sourish, light & fruity salad
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
  • 1 Big Mango - cubed
  • 2-3 Pomelo segments
  • Salad Leaves
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar / any type of vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Toss all ingredients together & serve



  1. Shannon, this one is quick and easy and tastes real good too!

    As someone who ain’t a good cook, what other sald do you think will go good with the same dressing?

    • I love this salad to Joyce, unfortunately pomelo is not a luxury we can find so easily in KL. Mango (or any sweet sourish fruit) always add great taste to any type of salad, especially now it’s mango season. This olive oil + vinegar + salt + pepper dressing is a basic salad dressing.

  2. So simple but yet so full of flavor! I love recipes that are so simple! :0 My name is Cindy and I blog over at I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we’d love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week’s link up here:


  3. Hi Shannon, i totally agree with your first para about the sense of fulfillment in running your blog, and your mum’s sentiments about it. My mum’s thoughts EXACTLY! I ‘v just started my blog 3 months ago, and its been such fun and satisfaction of learning new things and seeing them to fruition. Keep up the good work, your blog looks great! Love this salad, i am also ipoh lang, so i love pomelo, also never managed to make anything out of it coz i just polished the whole fruit myself heehee. Look fwd to meet up with u and the gang on 20th. Cheers. Sorry ah, first message so long ;p

  4. Hi Shannon

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. It has been nice meeting you too.

    Wow Pamelo Salad. I guess the last time I had was in Sibu. Ask Arthur he will know where it is..hehehhehe

    • Hi Yee Ling, thanks for dropping by my blog too. I think the Pomelo Salad you had in Sibu is different from mine, i just toss in whatever I had in my fridge that day 🙂 next time I go sibu, will have to ask arthur bring me eat pomelo salad 🙂

  5. Your 1st year? Happy blog anniversary. Was my pleasure meeting you… We’ll meet again sometime , I hope…and get to enjoy more food and fun! 🙂

  6. Shannon, Happy 1st Blogiversary and many more delicious years ahead. Ya lah, where is your chocolate? You use the pomelo for salad? I had great plans for mine too but know what happen? I eat it all by myself in one setting. hahaha In hindsight, I should have bought more.

    • Thanks Veron, and yes many more delicious years ahead. aiya forgot to take photo of my chocolate 🙂 yup, use half of pomelo for salad and half finish eating. remember to buy more next time 🙂

  7. The bak chang is from here la! 🙂
    Anyway, my mum’s the same …. why spend so much time on things when it doesn’t generate income? That’s the same question every time. But they did come from a different time where things were not as easy as it is for us now.
    I’ve still to taste the pomelo from QPC … I have great plans for it. Let’s hope I don’t get lazy and decide to just eat it on it’s own 🙂
    I had a nice time the other night. And you’ve sure captured some nice pics of all the contributions … you forgot your own!
    Happy bloggyversary, Shannon!
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    • oops thought i heard bak chang is from penang too 🙂 our parents are from the same era, so same thinking. my mama too did things that doesn’t generate income – like gossiping & kapoh-ing with friends, but just keep quiet la, else kena whack.. hehe
      The meet up was great. I gooble up your pineapple tarts the next day *happy dance* thanks ping for your friendship!

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