Identify this Vegetable?

A friend asked me if I knew what the green vegetable in this photo might be. She says a Vietnamese friend identified it as a type of squash. Raw, it tastes between a cucumber and a zucchini.


Thanks!

It looks like it may be Opo Squash.

“Alternate names: Nam tao, bottle gourd, cucuzza squash, calabash, yugao, long squash, bau, Italian edible gourd, New Guinea bean, Tasmania bean, snake gourd, po gua, kwa kwa, upo, dudi”

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you are probably correct
It is also used by the filipinos with ground pork
Personally, I use more garlic and also like to a add fermented shrimp paste , then adjust salt, fish sauce or soy sauce seasoning after I add the shrimp paste as it tends to be salty.

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Thank you, @JMF and @ccj - my friend thinks you’re right and is looking forward to cooking with this new-to-her vegetable.

They are opo squash. Used in indian and asian cooking. I like them in asian style broth based soups, or i cook them indian style with onions, tomato and lots of spices.

Those look like they’ve been around for a few days. When you buy them, look for Ones with few/no blemishes and no soft spots.

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