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I couldn't resist making patol(a) the haters... but it goes well with misua soup!

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Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a specialĀ vegetableĀ fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Okra may be a vegetable most shy away from because of its slimy texture. But this green vegetable that is the main ingredient in its namesake, gumbo, is packed with nutrients and vitamins. It can be cooked in a variety of ways to appease even the pickiest of eaters, and should be a part of…

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