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Fuzzy Melon

A relative of the winter melon that is used in Cantonese cooking

A relative of the winter melon, the fuzzy melon is covered with small white hairs and has slightly blotchy coloring. Fuzzy melon is a common ingredient in Cantonese cooking, and can be stir-fried, boiled, braised or steamed. Fuzzy melon absorbs the flavors of the ingredients that it is cooked with.

Select fuzzy melons that are small and firm. Remove seeds and the hairs of the melon by scrubbing or peeling before using.

  • Chinese
    mo qua
  • English
    hairy melon