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Recipes using Gourds

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Here is a recipe for Bún bí xanh thịt bò that you may enjoy:


  • 1 pound rice noodles

  • 1 pound beef, thinly sliced

  • 1 sponge gourd, peeled and sliced

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts


  1. Cook the rice noodles according to package directions.

  2. In a large skillet or wok, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned.

  3. Add the sponge gourd, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper to the skillet and stir to combine.

  5. Serve the noodles in bowls and top with the beef and vegetable mixture. Garnish with cilantro and peanuts.


Vietnamese - Sponge gourd

Here are some recipes for ethnic Vietnamese food using sponge gourds:

  • Bí xanh xào tỏi: This is a simple dish of stir-fried sponge gourd with garlic. It is a popular side dish in Vietnam and is often served with rice.

  • Canh bí xanh nấu thịt bằm: This is a soup made with sponge gourd and ground pork. It is a hearty and flavorful soup that is perfect for a cold day.

  • Gỏi bí xanh tai heo: This is a salad made with sponge gourd, pig's ear, and peanuts. It is a refreshing and flavorful salad that is perfect for a summer meal.

  • Bún bí xanh thịt bò: This is a noodle dish made with sponge gourd and beef. It is a light and flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

  • Chè bí xanh đậu xanh: This is a dessert made with sponge gourd, mung beans, and coconut milk. It is a sweet and creamy dessert that is perfect for a hot day.




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