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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bottle Gourd

Bottle Gourds or locally  known as Upo  is a very common  vegetable in the Philippines.  This kind of vegetable comes in  different shapes and sizes. Here are different  terms for gourds.

  • Opo, Calabash (U.S.)
  •  Dudhi, Lauki, Sorakaya (India)
  • Yugao, Kampyo (Japan)
  • Po gua (Canton)
  •  Kwa kawa, Hu gua (China)
  • Upo (Filipino)
  • Cucuzzi, Cucuzza (Italy)
  • Bau (Vietnam)
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Thanks to Ate Agnes and Mommy Norie for sharing their Garden harvest to us!
My kids love this veggie.  I usually  use this for pork soup or saute it with  sardines.

22 sumptuous burps..:

Leslie: said...

Never heard of it...is it like a squash?

Leslie
abcw team

Mai said...

wow sis, the one rye is holding is so long! where did you buy that?

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team said...

I usually stay away from them !! but the kids do seem to love it

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hi Mai, a friend of mine gave those to us.

@Leslie, yep, I think this belongs to the family of squash.

Roger Owen Green said...

looks like a squash - not familiar.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A new one on me, they look very interesting. Take care Diane

Carol L McKenna said...

Fun post for 'U' for ABC ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Dhemz said...

those are huge..penge nang isang slice sis...ehehee!

kulasa said...

smiling big time at the kids playing with their favorite vegetable! hmmmm the thought of sardines with "Upo" has made me hungry here!!!

Rhonda Reiter said...

Wow that's huge! Want to try that someday :)

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

oh how i miss eating upo, though i have seen one here in one of the asian market but i never bother buying it because i don't know how to cook them. hehehe

jheylo said...

oh my! those were longer than usual hehehhehe. I love upo especially when you saute it with ground beef

Gven-Rose said...

wow! haba naman nyan sis.. good to know your kids love it..

Jessica Cassidy said...

Sis Rose, those are long upo :-) I love to mix it with meat...yum and nutrish too :-) I have not see any upo here :-( not even in Asian store :-(

Marms said...

Wow sobrang haba at laki naman ng mga upo mare! Sarap sa stir-fry yan.

Teresa Martinez said...

Upo is really quite versatile in terms of cooking and food preparation.

Raya said...

How big!!! It's my first time to see upos that long . I love the photos of your kids and I am glad they like that veggie!

Shela said...

Oh OMG first time seeing those humongous opo!! :))

Adin B said...

Where in the world did you get those, mommy Rose? They are so long. I want to plant some in our garden next gardening season. I too love this in soup or sauteeing in sardines. hehehe.. Pinoy na pinoy talaga. In soup it is so good because it has that sweet taste to it. :) Love veggies!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hahaha MommyA, my friends here gave those to me.

Gene said...

At ang laki ng upo niyo! Ilang ginisang gulay ang naluto niyo diyan? O miswa?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Oh, pwede ba yan sa miswa? I actually freeze some of it as I couldn't cook them all.

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