Chameh

Chameh is a lovely Korean melon. It looks like a bright yellow squash; the flesh is pear-colored and tastes like both watermelon and cantaloupe, says Pat Hammond, though bitsubeats is reminded of slightly sweet cucumber. Like a cucumber, this melon never gets sweet and soft like other melons as they ripen.

The flesh, seeds, and gelatinous substance around the seeds are edible, though many don’t like to eat the seeds. For the proper chameh experience, “cut the melon in half, scoop out all the seeds to discard and then add a little bit of sugar and ice to it,” says vttp926. “Makes it into a wonderful sweet and icy dessert.”

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