Grapefruit pudding


Grapefruit Puddingis a popular dessert in Can Tho city. Although this dish is widely available all over Vietnam, the porridge made in Can Tho has a special flavor that can be found nowhere else.

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About Grapefruit pudding

This dish is made from the skin of the grapefruit that has been mixed with salt and cut into small square pieces.

Those pieces are further cooked with sugar and water and are spread at the bottom of the bowl. Then the sweetened porridge made from green beans and flour is poured onto those grapefruit pieces.

Finally a bit of coconut milk is poured on top as a finishing touch. Before eating the porridge, you should first stir and mix the ingredients together, as well as add some ice.

After it has been mixed, a bowl of Grapefruit Puddinglooks very tasty and attractive with the white color of coconut milk and grapefruit skin, the yellow of green beans and the transparency of the flour.

Aside from having a great taste that many people are addicted to, it is said that the dish can have an antipyretic effect on your body.

Grapefruit pudding via Baomoi

How to make it


  • 2 pomelo fruits
  • 200g mung bean (no cover)
  • ½ bowl sugar
  • 1 bowl tapioca starch
  • Pomelo attar
  • Salt
  • 5g alum
  • 200ml coconut milk, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 teaspoons corn starch.


Step 1: Peel off the green cover of pomelos; keep the white one.

Step 2: Use your hand to pull out the white cover and slice into short pieces

Step 3: Mix white part of pomelo with 6 tablespoons salt and press gently. Next, add more 2 bowls warm water and soak in 5 – 6 hours.

Step 4: After that, wash many times in fresh water to reduce the salty from pomelo.

Step 5: Grind will alum, add more 2 bowls water and cook until it is melted. Then, add more sliced pomelo meat into pot and soak about 20 minutes. Next, wash it many times carefully. You should taste pomelo meat in this step. If it is not bitter anymore, you can continue to cook one of stunning Vietnamese Dessert Recipes like this one with us.

Step 6: Press all water out of pomelo meat. Slice into small cubes.

Step 7: Mix sliced pomelo meat with ¼ bowl sugar and wait in 5 – 7 hours.

Step 8: Next, roll them through tapioca starch. Make sure this cover can cover all faces of pomelo meat. Boil water and pour all sliced pomelo meat into pot. Cook until they are floated on water and use spoon to stir gently.

The process of making Grapefruit pudding via Youtube

Step 9: Cook until sliced pomelo meat is clear. Put them out and soak immediately in cold water. Wait to get dry.

Step 10: Pour coconut milk into pot, cook in small heat and do not stir when cooking. Add ½ bowl tapioca starch and cook until it is thicker.

Step 11: Soak mung bean in water about 1 hour and wait to get dry.

Step 12: Bring mung bean to steam until it is soft.

Step 13: Next, cook 2 bowls water with the left sugar. When it boils, add more sliced pomelo meat + mixture ½ bowl left tapioca starch with ¼ bowl water. Stir well until this dessert is thicker.

Step 14: Continue to pour more mung bean and stir well with small heat. Season again with sugar to suit your flavor and turn off the heat, this time you should add pomelo attar.

Finally, your dessert is finished. Scoop into small bowls, add more grinded ice and pour a little coconut milk on face of dish and you can enjoy already. How do you feel? It is really interesting, right? Hope you love it and do not miss our other Vietnamese Dessert Recipes next time. Good Luck for your Cooking and have a good appetite.

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