I sometimes have to laugh at myself. Actually, I frequently have to laugh at myself. I like to experience new fruits and vegetables with which I am unfamiliar. The last time we were at the Super G (global) Mart I saw some tiny Chinese melons and purchased one just to try it out.
I let the melon sit on the counter a few days, and when it started getting a sweet smell I figured it must be ripe. I was expecting it to be similar to a honey dew melon in taste and texture. Faye ate her half first. She said it was too hard to eat with a spoon and ended up peeling it. Although it was very crisp she said it tasted good.
Meanwhile, I had filled my half with black lentil sprouts and squeezed lime on it. The melon was indeed too hard to eat with a spoon and, like Faye, I ended up peeling mine too. I enjoyed it sprinkled with salt and powdered red pepper (deggi mirch).
I am a persistent fellow, so I will likely try Chinese melons again, but will allow them to ripen a little more next time.