Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Good Ole MIL

Had some fruits today and searched the fridge for some pickled papaya I thought we had. Turned out it was finished some time back.

So before I knew it, Mil was already at work making a new batch of pickled papaya. She's just amazing.

The secret of it is to use a peeler to make fine slices of the fruit. The it's the usual sugar, salt in hot water and then add in vinegar and chilly. The fruit should sit for a few hours before it's good to taste. After 24 hours, it'll be even better.

Mmm... tangy and spicy.

Will come back and tell you about our busy weekend.


neomesuff said...

wahhhh secret recipe!! must try!

Moomykin said...

She boiled the sugar and salt first, then add vinegar. Then put the fruit in (must be hard, young papaya is best so that it's crunchy) and add cilipadi. Sedaaap!

Ann said...

ooohhh....I LOVE THAT too!!! I will definitely try that when I get my bigger fridge in my new house!!! hahaha....

Ann said...

hoe much sugar? how much salt? how much vinegar? how big papaya?

Moomykin said...


well, she usually cooks without real measurements of ingredients. U know those moms who cook all the time but don't have written recipes. :)

maybe one day you can come talk to her. :)

pepperboy said...

oooo. I luuuurves pickled papaya. I'm coming home Dec! Can't wait to see you and the boys again!

milochel said...

i miss aunty foong's pickled baby mangoes.. arhhh heavenly... can i request for a batch ???

U.Lee said...

Hello Moomykin, Wow! I have always loved pickled papayas or anything pickled.
Nothing beats having some while watching the Olympics, ha ha.
You stay easy and keep well, best regards, Lee.

Moomykin said...


Looking forward to seeing you again. :)

Will save you some yummy pickled papaya.



No more pickled mangoes these days as the small ones are hard to find. The make the best pickles.

The papaya ones are just as good. Come by for some anytime. :)

Moomykin said...
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Moomykin said...


I know of only a few men who like pickled fruits.

Yes, quite a good snack for watching TV. Healthier than potato chips and peanuts.