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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5 thoughts on “Sharkfin (melon) soup


    (November 21, 2005 - 2:03 am)

    err my mom made “tong sui” with this … a quarter of it make a huge pot … but the strands are not as chewy than the real thing …


    tried “har par chi” ?


    (November 21, 2005 - 7:59 am)

    we have speghetti plant here that has strangs like that when you cook it too!


    (November 21, 2005 - 8:25 am)

    lovely & sweet?

    kenny lee

    (November 21, 2005 - 10:54 am)

    always wanna have some of those long time oledi….mom doesn’t know how to cook.


    (November 22, 2005 - 10:27 pm)

    Hmm… sounds interesting. Would like to try this if they have it here. I think tthe one Wuching refers to is Speghetti Squash. 🙂

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