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Fruity
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:42:00 AM

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Are kabocha squashes well known in your country?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:13:06 AM

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Hi Fruity.

Well - I've never heard of it, but there are about ten million different varieties of pumpkin, and I don't know all the names.

Apparently (checking the internet) they can be bought in some supermarkets.

Donthailand
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:52:52 AM
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Never heard of them. Are they edible?
Haylton
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:00:01 PM
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Dancing Ten million and one now... By the way, Sao Paulo is probably the biggest japanese city outside Japan itself. Yes we are familiar with it...
taurine
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:15:41 PM

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Those squashes depicted might be working well with the pasta. And some cheddar on its top, of course.
Priscilla86
Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:27:09 PM

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We have something called "Japanese-variety pumpkins" sold at supermarkets here. Are they the same thing? The color of the flesh looks more orange than the one in your picture, though.
Dubai
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:09:30 AM
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Yes, we have exactly the same here in Dubai as well as in India and Pakistan and we call it Kaddo in our language.
Харбин Хэйлунцзян 1
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:25:04 AM

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Fruity wrote:
Are kabocha squashes well known in your country?

Not that very well but they grow kabocha in Russia. And we have someone to teach us how to prepare it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky8fF5JCfAY

By the way, hers is a very good Russian.
Shulamit
Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:32:10 AM

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Kabocha in a number of varieties is readily available and commonly used here in Berkeley, California. But, well, we're at a cultural hub of international cuisine. I was surprised to find so many, "Never hear of it," responses.

We have a grocery store here called, "The Berkeley Bowl". It has two branches here, but as far as I know, that's it. No others. It is unique. There are so many varieties of every fruit and vegetable, every ethnic cuisine, supplies for cooking in multiple cuisines, some obscure, lots of Asian, South American, African, European, Middle Eastern, Russian, ceremonial foods for a wide variety of cultures and religions, styles and doe those with dietary concerns. You need it, they have it.

When visitors come in from out of town, a trip to the Berkeley Bowl is requisite. We get such pleasure introducing them to the place and watching their jaws drop when they see foods they've never heard or dreamed of before. There is a huge section of the store devoted solely to organic fruits and vegetables, bulk spices and herbs, nuts, dried fruits, beans, grains, pastas. Today I found red rice linguine, and black rice fettuccini.

It's as big as an airplane hangar, maybe larger.

Kabocha squash? There was the usual dark green, also red and striped. I love the texture in curries and the color it lends to dishes.

If you come to Berkeley, I'll take you there.

You aren't coming, are you.
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