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We've traveled to Indonesia years ago and there was this ingredient I had never tasted before which has had me looking for years. I had it in gado-gado many times there, including in an Indonesian restaurant in North America which had me very nostalgic!

I don't know what the original vegetable looks like but cooked, it was a pale green. I saw it served in many different shapes crescent-like, julienne, or diced, so I figure it may be some kind of squash but it didn't really taste like any squash that I know of.

  • Do you have any photo of the food that you ate? – Ryan Aug 4 '17 at 6:59
  • It is not so interesting what it did not taste like; tell us what it tasted like. – Jan Doggen Aug 4 '17 at 8:37
  • Do you remember that restaurant? Ask them. – Jan Doggen Aug 4 '17 at 8:37
  • Chayote, as suggested? Raw papaya? – rackandboneman Aug 4 '17 at 9:04
  • I tried finding a picture online and always run into cucumbers in recipes instead and it's been almost a decade, I can't describe the taste, I don't think I had a reference to relate it to! – Emilie Aug 4 '17 at 12:16
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i've had gado-gado, and may other traditional indonesian salad dishes, i'm not 100% sure but could it be this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chayote

  • This looks like it! I'll try to find one and cook but by the pictures I'm seeing in recipes, I'm almost 100% sure. Thank you!! – Emilie Aug 4 '17 at 12:17

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