Sunday, February 04, 2007

Add Some Colors to Your Life

Okay, I admit it. I have been thinking about lychees since reading Gattina's absolutely delicious post on Baked Lychee Risotto Pudding. In Singapore, it's easy to get canned lychees, which are available in any supermarket. When the season comes, we can have fresh ones too!

'Stomping' into my neighbourhood supermarket, I was determined to get a can of lychees. I could just open and eat straight from the can (Gattina, see what you've done? :p). But wait, I have a pomengranate sitting in the fridge too. Hmm.... how about a simple fruit salad?

Drain the lychees, throw in some Murcot segments, sprinkle on some red rubies(pomengranate), add a dash of lychee syrup and viola! A refreshingly fruity dessert:

Seeing such a colorful combination really does whet one's appetite. I especially love the red pomengranate dotted all over the bowl.



15 comments:

Ellena Mummy said...

OMG! Wow... Angie, This is so colourful... I love the pomengranate...

WhItE_PoPlAr said...

Angie, your fruit dessert is to die for. Love it!

Brilynn said...

The colours alone make me want to devour this!

Helene said...

Just found your blog through Gattina's and I love it.I will definetely check back!
I adore lychees and wish I could find them fresh here.

D said...

When I first saw the pictures, I thought the white balls were balls of fresh mozzarella and was thinking to myself, "So where are these lychees that you speak of?". I just woke up you see and was still rather drowsy but upon closer inspection, I was like, "Oh..." haha. Keep up the good stuff!

Gattina said...

my dearest of dearest buddy!!! It_is_so_beautiful!!!!! And I'm glad you shown the canned lychee in Sg, it definitely has much better quality than what of I've just got. I'll keep trying different brands.
When lychee in season, yell to me, I may fly over and have one more lychee pot-luck with you =)
About pomengrnate, I tasted once or twice, the seeds kinda bother me, or any other better way to eat this fruit? It's a true beauty though, so as your photography!
(ps... I want to make cny goodies "kwok-jai"... cantonese sound... deep-fried dough wrapped in crushed peanut, sugar and (maybe) coconut inside. Angie, do you have any recommended recipe :D)

Precious Moments said...

Hello, this looks delicious. I am like Gattina too, don't really know how to appreciate the pomengnate due to the seeds. Great piece of art.

Anne said...

The colours are absolutely stunning! Looks so delicious :)

Angie said...

Ellena, this is my 1st time using pomengranate, love the color too :)

Anh, thanks!

Brilynn, yes, these colors make me happy too :)

Helene, thanks for your visit!

D, thanks. Such good life, just woke up at 9plus? *wink*

Gattina buddy, you sure? I'll yell very loudly when fresh lychees are available, heee...

Actually I just devour the seeds, everything all in.

My mum used to make superb 'kok-jai', unfortunately she didn't leave a recipe behind. I could only find one:

http://www.kuali.com/recipes/viewrecipe.asp?r=2148

I have one recipe in my Chinese Dim Sum book. I will translate it ASAP for you. Look out for my email.

Edith, long time no 'see'. Hope you're settling down in your new home :)

Anne, thanks so much for your kind words :)

zhengning said...

hello angie!
Your desserts looks so tempting and delicious! The colours are so pretty!

The Yummie dummieS said...

Hello Angie! wahaha, I'm here to drop a comment since I haven't in a long long time (which doesn't mean I don't read!). yeah anyways, lychee! omg my favourite (besides durian), I wonder when the season is coming hrmmm....

Gattina said...

Angie, gotcha e-mail, thanks! And I saw the link. No wonder my neigbors (my mom doesn't have much time in cny goodies) were able to tuck in the lose filling so neat, I guess the sesame paste/peanut butter does the trick? Anyway, will look carefully again! Thanks millions buddy!

Angie said...

Hello Zhengning, how have you been? Thanks for your kind words :)

YD, thanks for visiting :) IO'm keeping a lookout for lychees and longans too.

Gattina, you're most welcomed my buddy :D. Have fun trying!

D said...

I think longan berries are still sort of in season. I see some staljs selling them, supposedly the "second" season from Thailand.

mich said...

ooohh.... this looks absolutely stunning!!! I wouldn't want to eat it!! LOL... Now you've given me an idea to serve these fruits together! Love your food photos. TFS.