Steamed “Hairy Melon” Soup

Tsee Guah Chung

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Appears in
Eileen Yin-fei Lo's New Cantonese Cooking

By Eileen Yin-Fei Lo

Published 1988

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These zucchini-like melons, which when ripe have a kind of peach fuzz on their skins, are called tsee guah. They are quite versatile, and the Cantonese eat them steamed, boiled, baked, and stuffed. The best are relatively small, about 3 inches in diameter and about 1 foot in length, and bright green. As they get older they become larger, more rounded, and yellowed at one end, and they also b