Cham Way: Korean Yellow Melon
Am I the only one who is so tired this Monday morning? I seriously need some sleep… I really need to get curtains for my room. Too bright in the morning. I can never sleep in anymore! I need one of those crazy cool window blackout shades in Iron Man. That will really help me sleep. Well, and if my two boys will stay in their bed all night instead of coming to my bed at 3 every morning would help, too…
But I am still pretty excited to start this week. We have some pretty exciting plans for the weekend. We just booked a 4-star hotel in San Francisco area to go to Half Moon Bay and Japan Town on the weekend. We’ve never been to Half Moon Bay but thought it’d be a nice break for all of us, especially for the kids since they like to play in the sand. The weather is supposed to be hot again where I live… So it’ll be nice to go some place cool. Then we’ll be hitting Japan Town with our friends… I’m going to buy some new plates and bowls at Daiso… one of my favorite places in the whole wide world! I can’t wait… Just thinking about it makes me giggle… tee hee
Okay, so today, I’d like to write about one of my favorite Korean fruits with you. I haven’t seen these at any American grocery stores. But these little melons are very popular in Korea, especially during Summer. My mom used to get these all the time and we’d eat these for dessert. (Koreans like to eat fruit and call it a dessert) I had a chance to go to a Korean market the other day and saw these… and I squealed for joy. These weren’t as good as the ones that I used to have in Korea but they were still sweet and satisfied my taste buds.
These are called “Cham-way” and they are a lot smaller than the normal honey dew or other types of melons you see in America. My husband actually thought that they were a type of squash… and they kind of do look like fat yellow squash. But they taste a lot like melon. Sweet and delicious. The soft spot in the middle with all the seeds is what I love the most about these melons. They are so sweet! I actually eat the seeds, too. They are soft and not harmful.
Just peel the melons and cut them up and eat. Simple and easy. So if you’re ever in a Korean store (or an Asian store), look for these little melons. They’re just a right size for a little lunch snack when you’re craving something sweet but healthy. So what do you think? Would you give it a try if you had a chance?
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