Shark's fin melon grown in the Cameron Highlands. Why is it called shark's fin melon? You'll see in a minute.
Upon cooking, the flesh of the melon can be taken out in shreds and don't they resemble shark's fin?
This crunchy 'shark's fin' drink is indeed very refreshing and nutritious, and it can be taken warm or chilled ...... Gulp, gulp!
Recipe for Shark's fin melon barley drink
- 900 gm shark's fin melon
- 30 gm barley
- 200 gm preserved honey dates
- 3.5 litre water
- Rock sugar to taste
- Wash the melon, cut off the skin and chop the melon into 6 pieces.
- In a pot, add in 3.5 litre water, barley , preserved honey dates and chopped melon.
- Let it boil for about 1.1/2 hours on medium and low heat.
- Taste for sweetness and rock sugar can be added as desired.
- Use a spoon to scrape off the 'shark's fin' from the melon.
- Ladle into bowls and serve.
- Can be served warm or chilled.