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Ie Boh Timon Recipe (Aceh Cucumber Limeade)

Indonesian Limeades
 
August 1, 2010 Update: This post was featured on FoodBuzz Top 9 today
Cucumbers and key limes are on season. What do you think about a combination of cucumber and lime? or have you heard cucumber limeade before? Cucumber limeade was one of my childhood favourite beverages. This non-alcoholic drink is very refreshing especially for hot sunny days. I often bring this beverage for potluck parties in summer.This is my first year to get involved with Summer Fest. I am bringing to you two summer limeades. One is the original Es Timun or in Aceh dialect, it’s known as Ie Boh Timon and another one is Vitri’s version “Es Timun Serai“.  In Aceh language , Ie means water or air (Indonesian); Boh means fruit or buah (Indonesian); Timon means cucumber or timun (Indonesian).  While the Es Timun Serai, it’s literatlly translated es means ice, timun means cucumber and serai means lemongrass.  But, I translated as lemongrass cucumber limeade.A little background about this limeade. It’s common in Acehnese restaurants in Indonesia. Acehnese food is very heavy in spices and similar to Indian food especially South Indian. To wash down hot and spicy food, the Acehnese restaurants serve this drink in their menu.

About a month ago, I was talking with a friend who live in Austria. She was complaining about the heat.  I suggested her to make Es Timun Aceh, then she came up with her version by adding lemongrass which she shared on kompasiana.

For those who consume alcohol, you can mix it with vodka or other spirits.

Please see the complete recipe of Es Timun Aceh

Es Timun
Down, below the lemongrass cucumber limeade, you can find the recipe of Es Timun Serai

Es Timun Serai


Es Timun Serai
Indonesian Lemongrass Cucumber Limeade

recipe by Vitri Sidharta, modified by me

Ingredients:
4 cucumbers, halved lengthwise, discard the seed (if you like the seed, don’t discard), and shave.
ice, crushed

Lemongrass Limeade Syrup

1 L water
225 g sugar
4 key limes, juiced
3 lemongrasses, take the white parts and bruise (alternatively, you can use frozen ground lemongrass and place in muslin bag)

Directions:
1. Limeade syrup : Bring water, lemongrass, sugar, and lime juice to a boil until sugar dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool down at room temperature.

2. Serving : In a glass, add cucumber shaved and crushed ice. Pour lemongrass limeade syrup over and stir. Serve.

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  2. This looks very refreshing…perfect for the hot summer. I'm sure the lemongrass adds beautiful fragrance to it.

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  4. Xiao Yen Recipes

    I'm surprised that lemongrass is used. I can imagine the flavor it gives to the drink. Definitely will try this on days we eat spicy foods.

  5. This looks very refreshing…perfect for the hot summer. I'm sure the lemongrass adds beautiful fragrance to it.

  6. I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy cucumber since I don't really LOVE it…it just seems so refreshing! This drink is making my mouth water…it wants to be cooled off with this!

  7. Ju (The Little Teoch

    I have a bagful of limes leftover from making cincalok omelette and now I know exactly what I can use them for! Thanks for this!!

  8. Xiao Yen Recipes

    I'm surprised that lemongrass is used. I can imagine the flavor it gives to the drink. Definitely will try this on days we eat spicy foods.

  9. I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy cucumber since I don't really LOVE it…it just seems so refreshing! This drink is making my mouth water…it wants to be cooled off with this!

  10. Ju (The Little Teochew)

    I have a bagful of limes leftover from making cincalok omelette and now I know exactly what I can use them for! Thanks for this!!

  11. That top photo is stunning! And yeah, I can't think of anything more summery than cucumber limeade. *bookmarked*

  12. That top photo is stunning! And yeah, I can't think of anything more summery than cucumber limeade. *bookmarked*

  13. I first tasted cucumber with lemon ice blended in a restaurant and it blew my mind away! It was refreshing and yummy, especially on a hot day. Since then, I have been making my own at home. The one served in the restaurant was RM7 per glass (approximately USD2).

  14. I first tasted cucumber with lemon ice blended in a restaurant and it blew my mind away! It was refreshing and yummy, especially on a hot day. Since then, I have been making my own at home. The one served in the restaurant was RM7 per glass (approximately USD2).

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  16. I was not a big fan of lemon in my childhood or teenage but I slowly developed the taste for citrus and lemon water is now my favorite. I am glad to read the lemon water health benefits. Nothing better realizing that your favorite drink has so healthy.

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