Hairy gourd. 毛瓜

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Choose hairy gourd that are:

– small and firm

– heavy for their size

– free of blemishes on skin

 

An Asian dish that uses hairy gourd:

fuzzy-melon-bean-threads

Fuzzy Melon in Dried Shrimp and Bean Threads

 

References:

http://chinesefood.about.com/od/vegetablesrecipes/ig/Chinese-Vegetables-Pictures/Fuzzy_Melon_Photo.htm

http://www.castanet.net/news/Roots-and-Fruits/51031/Hairy-melon-big-hairy-deal

http://www.tastehongkong.com/recipes/fuzzy-melon-in-dried-shrimp-and-bean-threads/

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2 thoughts on “Hairy gourd. 毛瓜

  1. Thanks for the great information.I now have a better idea of how to choose the freshest gourds. This will make choosing the hairy gourd much easier as it is hard to judge them just by appearances. I would like to know how can i keep the hairy gourd to make it last longer ?- Lionell

  2. is hairy gourd similar to bitter gourd or cucumber because the name and the appearance looks so similar to those two vegetables. anyway, great info on how to choose fresh hairy gourd! learnt a new dish!
    -zhixin

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