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Bitter melon

San Francisco, Richmond District

"Momordica charantia," fu gwa, or bitter melon is used in soups and sometimes hollowed and stuffed
with pork. The greener they are, the more bitter! These are an acquired taste, even among Chinese.

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Dave Perez11-Sep-2009 02:57
I would love to try these! Nicely captured!
Jeff Lobaugh10-Sep-2009 02:28
Wow! These greens just pop! Nicely done!
Michael J. Parkinson09-Sep-2009 15:43
Not only a brilliant display of texture and colour, but educating as well.
Maaike Huizer09-Sep-2009 08:21
Melons?? They look more like cucumber to me. Never saw them before.
Fabulous shot. Nice greens and lots of details.
carol j. phipps09-Sep-2009 01:54
Terrific color and light!
Fay Stout09-Sep-2009 01:01
I have never eaten this. They are quite pretty in a strange knobby way...
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography08-Sep-2009 20:11
John Lamb08-Sep-2009 20:06
Not a food I have seen here in the south. They look good, but ........
Linda Willets08-Sep-2009 18:18
Great green color.
J. Scott Coile08-Sep-2009 17:29
A new one to me.
Doug Cruden08-Sep-2009 16:46
Great shot of the knobbliness of these super fruits...are you going to tell us how they tasted :o)) ???
Cindi Smith08-Sep-2009 16:35
I haven't aquired a taste for them, but I sure love the texture of them!
Walter Otto Koenig08-Sep-2009 15:37
I have seen these at Ranch 99 Market, but have never bought them because I didn't know what they were. Now I'm intrigued thanks to your image and may give them a try. Great looking image by the way with these luscious colors and textures.
Bernard Davis08-Sep-2009 15:00
Not only never tried them, never even heard of them. But they sure are photogenic. Lovely shot.
Hernan E. Enriquez08-Sep-2009 14:44
Beautiful! Wife says I eat anything, I'd try them, stuffed sounds good.
LynnH08-Sep-2009 11:51
These are beautful!! Excellent photo of them too. V
lisamidi08-Sep-2009 11:51
Strong colour and shape for this beatifully presented melons. It's great to learn more about them, tahnks!
Yvonne08-Sep-2009 11:27
What fascinating shapes and knobs they have, a very pretty green. They look similar to chokos in a way.
borisalex08-Sep-2009 10:06
Very interesting, didn´t know. They are exotic, Nice shot and colors!!
Stephanie08-Sep-2009 10:01
What a pretty vegetable / fruit. I'd like to try one of these.
laine08-Sep-2009 08:34
Great photo with sharp detail
Mieke WA Minkjan08-Sep-2009 07:14
Like your capture of a vegetable I have never tasted
They sell them at the Springvale Market too.