Sayote Chuchu

The Nashman shares with us a picture of a pack of sayote which he shot in Brazil where sayote is known as chu-chu. You should visit The Nashman’s delightful Brazilian adventures here, here, and here.

Sabi pa ni Nashman, this pack costs R$1 which is equivalent to 50 cents U.S. So medyo kapresyo siya ng binili kong sayote nitong linggo. Pero siyempre dito sa atin, hindi ganyan kaganda ang packaging kasi wala tayong concept ng packaging hehe.

Now if you, like us, are the “slice and dump the sayote in a boiling water” kind of cook and want to improve your cooking skills, you might want to try the recipe for ensalada chuchu which we are putting below. Yes, it’s a Brazilian recipe and we copied it from Bonnie Hamre.

Hah! If you thought this is not a blog where you can find recipes, you should think again. We are going to give In Our Kitchen a friendly competition!

Ensalada Chuchu/Sayote Salad

INGREDIENTS:
6 chayotes or cucumbers, peeled and seeded
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 thinly sliced onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
6 teaspoons chopped parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
5 tablespoons while vinegar

PREPARATION:
Boil the chayote or cucumbers for 10 minutes, no more. Drain, place in a bowl, then dress with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, parsley, oil and vinegar. Mix well and refrigerate before serving.

QUIZ: Ano ang brand name ng Brazilian sayote na kinodak ni Nashman? Ililibre ko ng free lunch (with boiled sayote as the dish of course) ang makakasagot ng tama 🙂

RELATED POST: Sayote: Green Gold From the Boondocks. PHOTO CREDIT: The Nashman

7 thoughts on “Sayote Chuchu”

  1. Buti walang packaging sa Baguio. Dagdag pa sa basura! Mukhang styrofoam pa yata ang ginamit na tray.

  2. sayote…sayote…puro sayote! kangkong naman! haha!

    kuya bill, (turo sa taas) honga. dagdag pa sa basura yung styro e wala pa naman tayong concept of waste management! hehe! mas ok pa rin yung sayoteng hubad. walang plastic wrap at hindi nakalagay sa styro. =)

    nakakainggit yung brazil adventure. may visa ba papuntang brazil o ang point of entry mo lang e US (US visa)?

  3. Brasil works on a reciprocal visa arrangement.
    Yes, better NOT to have packaging as it adds to garbage.

    Filipinos can get into Brazil visa free.

    If you are a US Citizen, you need a visa and your fingerprints will be scanned…etc…(Basically, what the US requires of Brasilians to enter the USA is what Brasil requires of US citizens to enter Brasil.)

    I entered Brazil quicker than I can get out of NAIA. Mismo sarili kong bansa ang dami ka-eklatan sa immigration.

    Incidentally, I’m always angry at how our entry agreements are Not Bilateral. Anyone can enter the Philippines without a visa but Filipinos need visas for most countries whose citizens we allow inside Pinas without a visa. Natutulog yata sa kangkungan yang DFA

  4. Hi Anonymous (10:56),
    Oo nga ano. Didn’t think of that but you really have a good point. Thanks for bringing it up 🙂

    Hi Anonymous (11:18),
    Hehehe, sayote pa rin ang susunod na post.

    Oo nga mas mabuti na lang na wala tayong concept sa packaging if the packages just add to the waste problem.

    Ay oo, nakakainggit talaga si Nashman ever since hehe. Thanks.

    Hi Nashman,
    Thanks pala for sharing the picture with us.

    That reciprocal visa thing is interesting. Sana ganoon din sa Pilipinas.

  5. brazil…brazil…tapos plane crash sa sao paolo…yikes katakot!

    nashman, salamat sa pagsagot sa tanong ko. =) kuya bill, tara sa brazil…hehe!

  6. asan picture ng chuchu salad mo? 🙂 I think mas type ko parin and Sayote salad ng Baguio……dip mo lang sa bagoong sarap na! 😀

  7. Hi Anonymous,
    Hehe, can’t afford to go to Brazil. I’ll just imagine that I’m there when I read the Nashman’s blog. Safe travels in case you do go. Thanks.

    Hi JMom,
    Wala nga eh, siguro you should take a picture of the salad you will make. Hah, since I can’t/don’t cook at all that sayote dipped in bagoong is something I can and will do. Thanks.

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