Sunday, November 04, 2007

Muop (Vietnamese Loofah/Luffa)

Muop (Vietnamese loofah) squash on a trellis in my youngest uncle's garden. Yes, this is the same loofah in which I showed you how to make a loofah sponge so you can scrub with it in the shower. It's also edible. My recipe for muop tom xao (Vietnamese loofah and shrimp stir-fry).
Loofah 1
A close-up.
Loofah 2
***** 1 year ago today, goi ga (Vietnamese chicken salad).


  1. Oh, this brings back memories.... My aunt had a huge Loofah vine in the backyard. I remember playing with the dry ones as a child and just shaking all the seeds out of it.

  2. I had no idea you could eat these. I'll have to look for them next time I'm at the asian market.

  3. Annie,
    That's what I did to make a loofah sponge.

    No Recipes,
    They're very common so you should be able to find it.


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