Sharkfin (melon) soup


Sharkfin melon is what the supermarkets here label this melon. I wonder why it is called sharkfin when there isn’t any thorns on the melon. So, out of curiousity, I bought one small melon which is rather cheap.

It can be made into soup like wintermelon. I removed the skin and cut them into large chunks. Boil it with some meat, red dates, garlic and boxthorne berries (kei chi).

Once cooked, I discovered why it is called sharksfin melon. The texture of the melon looks like sharksfin with those strands, don’t they. It has a rather nice aroma too, a little ‘woody’ smell. It tastes much better than wintermelon.

sharksfin soup

I found another blog about this melon.

BTW, the melon stores well because it stayed in my fridge for a while before I decided what to do with it.

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