How to Easily Peel a Pomelo + Mango Pomelo Sago Recipe

I’m going to teach you how to easily peel a pomelo as well as give you the recipe to an amazing pomelo dessert called Mango Pomelo Sago Pudding.?

Did you know that even though Pomelos are available all year round, they are at their best (and truly in season) between December and February? This amazing fruit (if you’ve never had it before) tastes like a cross between a grapefruit and an orange. It’s mildly sweet, not very tart at all, and yields really meaty segments. It’s SUPER easy to eat a lot of because they’re so mild in taste.

I love pomelos and have grown up eating them all the time with my family. In my culture, it’s also often eaten during Chinese New Year because the Cantonese word for it sounds similar to the words for prosperity and status.

If you need even more encouragement to try pomelos, did you know that pomelos are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and they’re also very low in calories??  Heck yes to that!

I got my pomelo from Kin’s Farm Market and I love that I can find more unique fruits like this at Kin’s! I always love ‘window shopping’ at Kin’s Farm Market to see what new produce they have in-store. Sometimes they’ll surprise me with really cool fruits and vegetables (like this pomelo) that you may not have heard of before or tried. And that’s what makes it super fun and interesting to shop there! Plus, can’t forget the affordable prices. ?

They always update their Specials page so take a look before you go for maximum savings. ?

How to properly peel and eat a Pomelo
  • Cut off the stem end
  • Score the sides by cutting down the flesh into 4 to 8 wedges (the rind is thick so go deep)
  • Using your fingernails, rip and peel the skin, wedge by wedge
  • Remove any remaining white parts as those are bitter
  • Rip into segments and remove outershell membrane to reveal the juicy segments!

➡️  Watch my IG Reel on how to properly and easily peel a pomelo! ⬅️

Mango Pomelo Sago Pudding

This Mango Pomelo Sago Pudding is light, nutritious, and full of flavour. It's a very popular Asian dessert and was invented by a chef in Hong Kong. This is usually served chilled and is a must try for all mango and pomelo lovers!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 5 tbsp pomelo broken up into chunks
  • 1/2 cup mango puree
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp honey or sweetener
  • 1/2 cup cooked sago
  • 3 tbsp mango cubed or in small chunks


  • Heat coconut milk in a saucepan along with your sweetener until combined.
  • Stir in your cooked sago and set aside.
  • In mason jars or individual cups, spoon coconut milk and sago mixture on the bottom.
  • Add half of the pomelo chunks into the cup.
  • Top mixture with mango puree
  • Garnish with mango chunks and the rest of the pomelo
  • Set in fridge for 30 minutes and mix before consuming.


*If you don't have sago, you can always substitute it for chia seeds to turn this into a Mango Pomelo Chia Pudding.


If you go with chia seeds instead of sago, this is what it’ll look like!

If you enjoyed this article, go check out my 3 Healthy Smoothie Ideas post!

Disclaimer: Thank you to Kin’s Farm Market for sponsoring this blog post and for allowing me to create awesome content for you guys. All opinions are my own.

Happy Eating!

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My face any time someone brings Mango Pomelo Sago for dessert

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