I prefer to buy my fruits stock from night market because it's cheaper there, but there only stock famous-consume type of fruits. Then I discovered the SS2 night market (it's a chinese night market) and they have a bit out-of-ordinary-seasonal fruits like cherries and korean strawberries. Then I found MBG (it's in almost in every mall) but I normally don't buy anything from there because I find it's too expensive. Then when I frequent MBG (just drop by, still not buying anything hehe), I noticed they also become cheap when it's very seasonal like last time, the Falan Mango or known as King Thai Mango (it's the type yg crunchy with creamy taste, some people call it mangga apple) and selling at RM10 per 3 kilos! It's the same with pasar malam, and minus the hassle/crowd! So starting from there, I always check out what MBG has to offer.
Ok, enough about my obsession with fruits stall hehe.
I found this Golden Melon in MBG The Curve few weeks ago. Didn't plan to buy it, actually I was scouting for some Falan Mango and Korean Strawberry, but it's no more available (oh ya, I just know that Korean strawberries are only in April-May and end of the year) and was feeling a bit down because I want my fruits!!! That was when I saw this yummylicious Golden Melon. I never had any Golden Melon before and tempted to try it, was contemplating before because I never have expensive melon before...it's priced at RM20 per one melon and I don't know if I will like it. But selagi tak cuba tak tahu kan, so I haul it to the home in the end hehe.
Look at golden color. So yummy!
Another temptation, pesticide free hehe...
Taste wise, pretty much like honeydew, only a few level of sweetness, that the first time I thought I almost poisoned with the fruktosa hehe. Texture wise, also like honeydew, only firmer, and a bit crunchy, but rock melon is crunchier. The skin is very thin compared to honeydew that you don't have to throw a thick flesh of the fruit. When I cut a honeydew, I always has to discard the bottom flesh because it's a bit bitter. This golden melon also very juicy that the juice keep on dripping out of your finger. Yum!
The thin skin
I chunked only half of it (it serves a big tupperware) and keep the other half in fridge plastic bag. A tip from my mom, scoop out the whole seed and fibre thing in the middle before you keep it in the fridge to maintain its freshness and avoid mushy-stale taste.
Anyway, I won't buy it on the future because I prefer rock melon's texture. Crunch crunch crunch! And it's less sweet than this melon. But if you love honeydew-taste-like, with extra sweetness and juiciness, this is the perfect choice!