Fresh fuzzy melon has a clear layer of fine hair on its skin, that is why it is also named hairy melon.
Unlike other types of melon, seeds of them do not need to be scooped out (unless you prepare to stuff the melon) . The central pith with seeds are sweet and crunchy particularly when the melon is young.
Once heard that fuzzy melon is rarely found outside the Asian markets. If you do get it, try to consume it fresh and avoid storing it. The longer it is stored, the more its pleasant flavour will be lost. Before cooking, rub off the skin of the fuzzy melon with a small knive lengthway, its hairy skin is too thin to be removed by a peeler. Then cut it into slices or cubes. Because of its mild flavour, the melon is usually stir fried with meat, shrimps, ginger and shallots.
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