Pomelo, Watermelon, and Papaya Salad

Appears in
Memories of Philippine Kitchens

By Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan

Published 2006

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The beauty of this salad is that the ingredients are available both in the Philippines and in the United States. In the Philippines, pakwan [watermelon], suhâ [pomelo], and papaya are eaten at the end of the meal in place of dessert and are seldom used as salad ingredients. To give this salad a flavor that brings you back to the home country, we suggest adding green mango to the mix. Green mango, or manggang hilaw, is a merienda staple classically paired with rock salt or bagoong [fermented