Just few days ago, a young Irish boy heard that I was cooking squash
at home. Instead using word “squash”, I said “pumpkin”, because for us
Chinese, these two are the same thing in different types. The boy was
surprised, said, “What? Chinese eat pumpkin, the one we used for
In fact he was right, in China we have that kind of big pumpkins like those used for Halloween, and yes, we do eat them. You may see this post a picture of Chinese squash made in Hunan farmhouse.
So I thought perhaps someone in the West would be interested to see how Chinese squash is cooked at home? That’s why I write this post. I also had another recipe learned from my mum, which is made by the squash, cure pork and rice.
This squash with garlic is just a normal homemade vegetable dish for me, really nothing fancy, as there are no special cooking techniques or complicated ingredients. So, if you like to try some simple vegetable dish, perhaps this is the one to look.
This is another reason I don’t have many vegetable recipes in this site, too simple. I would prefer just simply quick frying the vegetables, half tablespoon oil, bit salt, few minutes later, job done.
This dish is slightly different with other. Because I like the bit sweetness of the squash, apart from salt and oil, I also use garlic and bit sugar, that’s all. (Recently I have replaced the sugar with sweetness.)
Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10-15 mins
Well, I hope you like my Chinese squash recipe? If so, please share with others.
(Posted: 01/08/13; Update: 18/03/17)