Sunday, November 29, 2009

Vietnamese Plum Soda - Soda Xi Muoi

When I use to get the sniffles or sore throat as a child, my mom would as put together a glass of Soda Xi Muoi. Now, as an adult I have fond memories of missing school, watching cartoons, tucked in my bed, and slowly sipping away on my drink.

I like to use the pickled salty plums, others may prefer the dried plums. They are widely available in the Asian Supermarkets.


2-3 salty plums
Sugar (as much or little as you like)
Mineral water (7up or Sprite if you want it sweeter)
Lemon (optional)

Lightly crush the plums with the sugar and fill the mineral water to the top.

It really makes a sore throat feel better. A remedy I will surely pass onto my future children.


Kung Food Panda said...

Mmmmmm...that looks good! =)

The Duo Dishes said...

Thanks for sharing this. A remedy that could come in handy. :)

foodhoe said...

ooh, I have some Japanese umeboshi, would that substitute? I love salty plums, but haven't ever had this tasty looking beverage.

cocochanelella said...

I think Japanese umeboshi would work really well in 7up but definitely a different type of flavor. I actually like to put a few umeboshi in non alcoholic red wine, it dramatically changes the flavor.

Give the xi muoi a try and let me know how you like it foodhoe.

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