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Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Angled luffa

Photo of Angled luffa and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

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.

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