Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Angled luffa
บวบเหลี่ยม (Buap liam)
Buap Liam, also known as Angled luffa, Ridged luffa, Vegetable Gourd, Silk squash, and Sin qua, is often used in Thai stir-fries and in Kaeng type soups. Luffa acutangula is a species of Luffa. It is commercially grown for its unripe fruits as a vegetable. Mature fruits are used to make cleaning sponges. Its fruit slightly resembles a cucumber with ridges. It ranges from central Asia and eastern Asia to southeastern Asia. They also grown as houseplants in places with colder climates.