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Chayote with Pork

Chayote with Pork

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I remember when I first ate chayote (at a vegetable rice/菜饭 stall), I mistaken it for cucumber and I wonder at how the cooks manage to stir fry it until so crunchy and sweet. It was only after a while that I found out that I had eaten chayote and not cucumber (though they are in related food family).

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So now, whenever anyone asks me what chayote tastes like, I always described it as an enhanced version of cucumber – inherently sweet without that “tap water” taste of cucumber (maybe it’s just me), and also nicely crunchy after stir frying.  I like the natural taste of chayote so much that in this recipe, I don’t use strong tasting sauces such as dark soy or oyster sauce. I like to cook this chayote with pork version when I’m busy since there is vegetable and meat in one dish (2 in 1).

Chayote with Pork

9 comments on “Chayote with Pork”

  1. This reminds me of the plant in the play “little house of horrors”. I hated chayote when I was a child and now when I find it in my market, I buy it. Like your version.

  2. I have seen this in Tigerfish’s blog and now yours. I passed by Chayote in the supermarket often but didn’t pick it up. I guess next time I will surely buy one and try. :)

  3. Yum! I discovered chayote in college and have liked it ever since.

  4. LOL! I have always thought it’s a kind of guava.

  5. I am so glad that you showed the picture of what is chayote! I wouldnt have a clue otherwise!

  6. I like chayote and the stir-fry looks light yet very flavourful and tasty.

  7. I have never seen this before, but looks good in stir-fry!

  8. Your chayote in the dish looks like Szechuan veg. ;P …I like chayote – I thought the texture more like crunchy pear. Love them in stir-fries and they are good in soups and stews too.

  9. I simply love this healthy recipe. Simple & easy to cook. Thanks for the sharing.

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