Liuzhou Laowai

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Friday Food 82 – Xiang Gua

Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, Xiang Gua.

I’m somewhat surprised to find that I haven’t mentioned this one before. This popular fruit turns up every year around this time and lasts well into the summer. Available in supermarkets, markets and from street vendors. Around ¥6.50 / 500g

Xiang Gua (香瓜) translates roughly as Fragrant Melon and is a type of muskmelon (Cucumis melo).

xiang gua

The fruits are usually round, although sometimes more conical, around 8 to 10 cm in diameter. They range in colour from almost pure white, through to yellow. The flesh is sweet and subtly flavoured. Recommended.

xiang gua 2

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