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Chayote with Pork

   

Chayote with Pork

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I remember when I first ate chayote (at a vegetable rice/菜饭 stall), I mistaken it for cucumber and I wonder how they manage to stir fry it until so crunchy and sweet. It was only after a while that I found out that I had eaten chayote and not cucumber (though they are in related food family). So now, whenever anyone asks me what chayote tastes like, I always described it as an enhanced version of cucumber – inherently sweet without that “tap water” taste of cucumber (maybe it’s just me), and also nicely crunchy after stir frying.  I like the natural taste of chayote so much that in this recipe, I don’t use strong tasting sauces such as dark soy or oyster sauce. I like to cook this chayote with pork version when I’m busy since there is vegetable and meat in one dish (2 in 1).

Chayote with Pork

                                           

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9 Responses to “Chayote with Pork”

  1. Platanos, Mangoes & Me! — September 9, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    This reminds me of the plant in the play “little house of horrors”. I hated chayote when I was a child and now when I find it in my market, I buy it. Like your version.

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  2. Little Corner of Mine — September 9, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    I have seen this in Tigerfish’s blog and now yours. I passed by Chayote in the supermarket often but didn’t pick it up. I guess next time I will surely buy one and try. :)

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  3. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — September 10, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    Yum! I discovered chayote in college and have liked it ever since.

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  4. Masterofboots — September 10, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    LOL! I have always thought it’s a kind of guava.

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  5. daphne — September 10, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    I am so glad that you showed the picture of what is chayote! I wouldnt have a clue otherwise!

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  6. Angie@Angiesrecipes — September 11, 2011 @ 2:58 am

    I like chayote and the stir-fry looks light yet very flavourful and tasty.

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  7. mycookinghut — September 11, 2011 @ 10:47 pm

    I have never seen this before, but looks good in stir-fry!

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  8. tigerfish — September 13, 2011 @ 7:09 am

    Your chayote in the dish looks like Szechuan veg. ;P …I like chayote – I thought the texture more like crunchy pear. Love them in stir-fries and they are good in soups and stews too.

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  9. Christine — March 4, 2014 @ 10:58 pm

    I simply love this healthy recipe. Simple & easy to cook. Thanks for the sharing.

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