What is this vegetable ?

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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby Rotalsnart » 11 Jul 2012, 11:02

Bobarctor wrote:
tomthorne wrote:It might be a loofah. The photo isn't very clear.

Damned tasty with clams :lick:


You know, on the market, they are no zucchini but instead there is this stuff. The inside is a bit like zucchini, certainly not like cucumber.


If you're looking for proper zucchinis, you can go to the First Fruit and Vegetable Market between Wanda Road and Huanhe S. Rd. There is a stall in the vegetable warehouse there that sells excellent zucchinis and yellow squash at a very reasonable price. (I got three medium sized zucchinis for about NT$80 the last time I went, if I remember correctly.)
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby Nuit » 11 Jul 2012, 11:12

I miss courgettes (aka zucchinis). We're a long way from First Fruit and Vegetable Market.
I'd presume they'd grow well here, but what season? Would they survive summer?

Course we're getting away from the OP's original veggie, which is not a courgette, but also not a straight cucumber.
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby Rotalsnart » 11 Jul 2012, 11:51

Nuit wrote:I miss courgettes (aka zucchinis). We're a long way from First Fruit and Vegetable Market.
I'd presume they'd grow well here, but what season? Would they survive summer?


It seems to me I've seen them pretty much year-round at that market, including recently, and yes, they are grown in Taiwan and are delicious. I've also seen them at Breeze and City Super, but for about three times the price.
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby headhonchoII » 11 Jul 2012, 12:17

Just like the poster mentioned earlier, there are a huge number of varieties of gourd plants here. I'm pretty sure there are new hybrids being developed all the time aswell. Just go with the flow, is there really such a big difference?
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby urodacus » 11 Jul 2012, 14:18

I've never met that guy.

Just because all my friends are vegetables, it doesn't mena that all vegetables are my friends.
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby Bobarctor » 11 Jul 2012, 21:01

Nuit wrote:I miss courgettes (aka zucchinis). We're a long way from First Fruit and Vegetable Market.
I'd presume they'd grow well here, but what season? Would they survive summer?

Course we're getting away from the OP's original veggie, which is not a courgette, but also not a straight cucumber.


Yup, not a courgette but not a cucumber as well.

Me too I miss courgettes :) How to make good ratatouille without it, huh ?
I find some, sometimes, at the Yongji Market, but relatively small. Sellers told me they don't sell it, nobody seems to buy this.

So instead, I got this stuff: it is really not cucumber but doesn't have the shape of courgettes. I have never seen this elsewhere. It is in my refrigerator but will cook it sometime this week...

There is a delicious cold soup recipe with courgettes:
- Just boil the courgette that you have previously cut in pieces in water with some salt (let's say 1 kilos / 1 liter)
- Once cook, mix it in a blender with 6 portions of "the laughing cow" cream cheese
- Serve this cool

Great by this warm weather :)
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby urodacus » 11 Jul 2012, 21:35

Bobarctor wrote:There is a delicious cold soup recipe with courgettes:
- Just boil the courgette that you have previously cut in pieces in water with some salt (let's say 1 kilos / 1 liter)



That's quite a bit of salt.
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby Bobarctor » 12 Jul 2012, 09:00

urodacus wrote:
Bobarctor wrote:There is a delicious cold soup recipe with courgettes:
- Just boil the courgette that you have previously cut in pieces in water with some salt (let's say 1 kilos / 1 liter)



That's quite a bit of salt.


I knew that someone was going to say that :)
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Re: What is this vegetable ?

Postby bptree » 18 Jul 2012, 03:46

This looks like a vegetable I've had at a 4-sides & 1-soup place in Chinatown, USA. It's firm-fleshed and won't fall apart like zucchini. Skin has to be peeled, I think. Seeds removed, if there are any. Sliced 1/4 inch thick and sauteed with garlic. Maybe add some chicken broth for flavor. I like this vegetable a lot for its texture! If it's what I think it is.
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