Stuffed Zucchini / Hairy Melon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

My Sister gave me a home grown Chi qua Otherwise known as: Hairy melon, fuzzy gourd, Chinese preserving melon, wax gourd, moa qua (hairy gourd). And I wanted something Asian so I created this stuffed with vermicelli noodle, seasonings, and minced pork. You can use ground. Here is a sight with information on it. also stuffed a zucchini with the same filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut zucchini lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Lightly rub olive oil on zucchini set on a cookie sheet pan or a large casserole dish with a cover. Soak noodles in hot water off heat for 5 minutes, drain, and rough chop. Heat oil and saute the onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes.
  3. In a food processor pulse pork to mince. Add remaining seasonings. And pulse to mince and blend.
  4. Toss in the noodles, onions and mushroom into the minced mixture.
  5. Fill zucchini and or hairy melon.
  6. Bake covered for 30 minutes uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

Unique but also a genuinely satisfying and tasty meal! Both the stuffing and the hairy melon (called "fuzzy squash" at my Asian market) were cooked perfectly. I had never tried it before and we both liked it much better than zucchini or yellow squash; it doesn't have much flavor at all but is perfectly juicy and complements the spicy filling. I used ground chicken. A super creation!

FLKeysJen August 15, 2008

Yummy! The fuzzy squash came from my garden & I tested it at Rita's. Unbelievable taste!!! Tastes like it came from my favorite Asian restaurant! Perfecto!!! (The noddles are the mung bean thread!!! Ha ha)

Therlam July 31, 2008