Pomegranate Juice is everywhere

26 Jan

For the past week, I’ve been in and out of Bangkok’s Chinatown (Yaowaraj) and met several fantastic people, especiallyan old uncle who sells Chinese medicine and a man who knows Chinatown from inside-out.

One thing that I notice about Yaowaraj is that apart from fantastic food and culture, but there are a lot of vendors selling pomegranate juice.

Stall 1

The price of pomegranate juice in Yaowaraj is varied, usually it’s from 40-50 baht (approx USD$1.50). A bit on the expensive side but very refreshing and differ from the usual coconut and orange juice.

 

Stall 2

I can’t remember what my mother had told me about the benefit of pomegranate, but apparently it is very good for the skin. Lots of vitamin C and good for your heart and of course, lots of  anti-oxidant too.

 

Stall 3 - Peeling the pomegranate

I can’t think of anywhere outside Yaowaraj that has many stalls selling the juice..seriously I’m now curious to know how many stalls exactly are on the main street. Maybe I’ll count when I go there next time, which I feel that it might be very soon as my current obsession is Chinese Opera and with the Chinese New Year coming up next week, there will be many troupes playing around Chinatown. All I have to do is to hunt them down.

Check out my Chinese Opera photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/55315730@N07/sets/72157625887769608/

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Pomegranate Juice is everywhere”

  1. Alisa January 28, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    And he is really good in peeling those poms 🙂

  2. Bangkok Sightseeing February 8, 2011 at 6:27 am #

    I’m hooked on this stuff. And interesting tidbit: pomegranate juice is also a kind of natural viagra – http://www.bangkoksightseeing.org/bangkok-is-fresh-pomegranate-juice/ 🙂

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