Sunday, October 24, 2010

Angled loofah

We were growing the smooth loofah (aka Egyptian loofah) for sometime now...
My missus initially bought a seedling and we have been using the seeds for several seasons now...
It taste a bit like eggplant...
Then, I bought some angled loofah seeds from Bangkok...
And woah, we are blessed with a constant supply of loofahs...
Except for the people of Okinawa, the Japanese people apparently do not eat them...
However, I gave them to several of my neighbors to try...
I think the angled ones taste a little sweeter than the egyptian ones...
They can measure up to 50 centimeters, and weigh up to 200 grams...
I love them in soups or stir fry...
Tonight, we are going to sink our teeth into this lovely vegetable...