Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Camouflage Melon Exposed




I was intrigued by the name of this melon when I saw it at the grocery store today. Camouflage Melon? Camouflaging from what? Is it hiding from some melon-lover who would probably skip this fruit because of it's poor skin condition? Or is it a young melon camouflaging as a mature, more sophisticated melon? It is cool name though. Found out later that it is also called frog skin melon. Think I like the first name better... I was curious about the taste, as the wrinkled skin sort of reminded me of the old winter melon for making chinese soups. And at the price of 2 for $7? How could I refuse?

When I cut it open, it was dripping juices like a watermelon, and the inside looked like a honeydew, but softer and much juicier. But the pleasant surprise was when I ate it. It was so SWEET! Juicey and sweet, and very refreshing! I added some raspberries as suggested on the label. It was a simple satisfyingly light dessert to end the meal. Sometimes the best food is fresh fruit...

10 comments:

Baking Fiend said...

This is good stuff! it's known as "ha-mi gua" (in mandarin) in Singapore.

WokandSpoon said...

Nice and cooling after your spicy chicken meal!

The Cooking Ninja said...

I bought this melon recently to see what it is exactly. I still prefer honeydew or rock melon. They are more fragrant.

blur_mommy said...

Very interesting! I dun think I've seen this b4. Will have to look carefully next time I go to the grocery store.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Refreshing indeed!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Banking fiend,
Thanks for the info, so now I know!

Thanks Wokandspoon!

Cooking Ninja,
Guess I got lucky with my camouflage melon cause it was so sweet and juicy compared to the last honeydew.

Thanks Blur_mommy and Little Corner of Mine! :)

Lee Ping said...

"Sometimes the best food is fruit" I couldn't agree more. If you open my refrigerator, you will find mostly fruits. I had this camouflage melon just yesterday. It was, like you said, sweet and juicy. It also gave Little Dragon the extra fiber that she needed badly. :)

tigerfish said...

I'm also trying to figure out the name Camouflage Melon - at first I thought it was Cantaloupe Melon ;)
I prefer melons with orange flesh.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Lee Ping, I totally agree, and we moms love fiber for our kids, don't we? :)

Tigerfish, I like orange-flesh melons too!

steve7 said...

I fell in love with this melon in Barcelona. Somehow some seeds found their way back to my So. Calif. home and are growing vigorously! The melons are nerf football size at this point, and my problem is how to know when they are ripe. Still a deep green color on the outside. I think it is about the best melon out there.