Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stir fried Chayote shoot

Correction !!! Earlier thought this was cucumber's leaves, but actually this is Chayote shoot.
Thanks Wendy for pointed out this mistake, actually my mom also not really sure what is the actual name of this veggie, she just agak agak (thought) is cucumber's leaves.. sorry..

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-This Chayote shoot is not easy to be found in the supermarket, usually my mom helped me to buy from pasar pagi (morning market). Just simple stir fry with oil, chopped garlic and ikan bilis (anchovies), seasoning with salt, so no recipe I can provided here.

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-Believe me, this tasted is good, crunchy and sweet !! Simply yummy!

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Happy Cooking !!

39 comments:

Anncoo said...

This is new to me. Must look for it when I go to the market in the morning.

PranisKitchen said...

looks delcious.
Leafy vegetables are always good.
thanks for sharing .worth a try

noobcook said...

I've not seen this veg before! Looks really yummy, and the stems remind me of kangkung stems.

AngieYHL said...

Haha, Sonia u betul betul Hokkian, coz orang hokkian used to stir fry vege with ikan bilis. :) I have not seen the cucumber leaves before.

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Don't think i seen this b4...

~ 仪仪妈咪 ~ said...

haha ... never see the cucumber leaves before ^_^

WyYv said...

the combination of cucumber's leaves and spiral tendril is so special.. nice one there!

mia said...

simply delicious! haha... i like ikan bilis on vege tough... add another dimension to the vege! I sokong hokkien dish! yum!

hsling said...

Sonia,这个菜我们这里叫它‘脆心苗’,不过上次我去金马伦时候吃,那里的人叫它‘龙须菜’……

My Little Things Corner said...

This is good, crunchy & fresh.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

I'm sorry to say that it is not cucumber leaves
In Malay it is called pucuk labu. It is actually the shoots of chayote 佛手瓜. The tendrils are used by the shoots the climb around, so it is not a combination.
In Chinese this vege is called 龙须菜.
http://www.inbella.com/taxonomy/term/22387
When you are in Cameron Highlands, you can easily spot these growing beside the farms, along the cliffs besides the leafy vege.

This is also nice when cooked in a spicy coconut milk broth, just like fern shoots(pucuk paku).

MaryMoh said...

I have never tried this but it looks so green healthy and delicious.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Bright and a beautiful stir fry. Looks splendid!

3 hungry tummies said...

Sonia,
I agree with wendyywy, it is the shoots of chayote. We often cook it with sambal prawns. :)

divya said...

I have never tried this but it looks so green healthy and delicious.

ICook4Fun said...

I've seen this type of leaves back in California farmers market but not here. I never knew it is cucumber leaves. If you have a chance to try sweet pea leaves do try it out. They are really good in stir-fry.

Mary said...

The color of your dish is very striking. It looks delicious and is so easily prepared. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Angie's Recipes said...

Never seen the cucumber leaves here...I am not sure I had them before. Great clicks!

Cheah said...

Think this is called 'Loong sou choy'. You can get them in Cameron Highlands. It's tasty if you fry them in sambal belachan too.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good, I don't think I can get cucumber leaves here, first time seeing it.

simply.food said...

Interesting veg never eaten or cooked with it before.

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

I ate this before at Cameron Highland 's restaurant. They just simply fry with garlic it also taste very delicious.

Colin Woon said...

I have no idea this is called cucumber leaves but I do like them a lot!

Mama Holli said...

Wonderful color! Looks so healthy and fresh!

苏联妈妈 said...

你的这道菜炒得很出色! 看来很好下饭。胃口大开咯~~

tigerfish said...

I have tried this in Taiwan before. Not bad. Just have to make sure it is not to fibrous.

My Asian Kitchen said...

we have plenty of chayote fruit here but no leave avaliable..maybe I should look in Asian market..the leaves look so fresh and green.I bet it's must taste good and healthy!!

J.O said...

Sonia,不好意思~想问你
那个rose syrup和醋是有份量的吗
还是大概大概就好?thank u

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hey Sonia, I have not tasted Chayote shoot before leh.(frog in the wall, lol!) But your vegetables looks really fresh and yummy. Thanks for the recipe, at least I will know how to cook Chayote shoot next time. :)

My Little Space said...

I've never cook this before! I think the Malay loves it very much. I definitely will try this when I found some later! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day!
Cheers, Kristy

AhTee said...

how to call tis in chinese???

温馨小屋 said...

我们这里叫龙须菜...但我不太喜欢吃!不知道为什么!
不过这菜你炒得色泽很美!

Gulmohar said...

Never tried this green before,though we also use cucumber leaves to make dishes :-)

Bo said...

Is this the same as Chayote squash?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all,Thanks for stopping by, and sorry for the confusion made of the name.

Bo, ya, should be the same.

Cheryl said...

I've never eaten this vegetable before. Learned something new today!

cherry potato said...

在我这里的菜市很常有卖这个叫"金瓜苗"的菜. 而我的煮法是先爆香虾米和蒜泥, 再加入 Belacan 来炒.

J.C. said...

This Chayote leaves looks tasty. I would love to try cooking it too. May I ask which pasar pagi does your mom go to? is it in PJ?

Anonymous said...

My mother-in law grows them in her garden. They are very tasty. I like to saute them w/garlic and fish sauce

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