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Chinese cucumbers

San Francisco, Richmond District

"Luffa acutangula", sze gwa, is known by several common names: silk squash, Chinese okra, angles luffa or
Chinese cucumber. It tastes like a cross between a cucumber and a zucchini. Some stir-fry it or
deep fry it, but others like it in soup. I haven't tried cooking it yet, but like its shape and color a lot.

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Mary Ann Campbell13-Oct-2009 22:07
Great composition, lighting, and color.
Dave Perez11-Sep-2009 02:58
Very unique vegetable. Great capture!
Jeff Lobaugh10-Sep-2009 02:10
Excellent detail! Love the lines!
Mairéad07-Sep-2009 21:17
Haven't seen these before but they are certainly very interesting looking. Nice colours and lighting.
Coleen Perilloux Landry07-Sep-2009 18:14
Lovely shapes and texture. I think I would like these stir fried or deep fried. However, maybe in a cream soup.......
Walter Otto Koenig07-Sep-2009 17:04
I stir fry these. They are delicious. Great shot!
Jim Stone07-Sep-2009 15:37
Beautiful form and color
LynnH07-Sep-2009 13:38
Beautiful shapes! This is a great shot. V
Yvonne07-Sep-2009 11:52
What an interesting looking cucumber, fascinating shapes and shadows!
Maaike Huizer07-Sep-2009 09:59
They look great. Marvellous greens and very nice composition.
Bernard Davis07-Sep-2009 09:20
That's a great shot, lovely colours, lighting and textures. Voted
Stephanie07-Sep-2009 07:14
I'd like to try the chinese cucumber. It sounds interesting.
Nice photo.
Doug Cruden07-Sep-2009 06:41
Great lighting on this Margaret - I like the dark areas at the top and bottom, they keep the eyes on those lovely okra...great shot!
laine07-Sep-2009 06:31
I love the flavours of asian green vegetables...super details !!
borisalex07-Sep-2009 05:52
San Francisco is the place to find such markets with exotic ingredients. Here in Germany i had to travel Frankfurt to find a market for this, Great light and colors here!
Cindi Smith07-Sep-2009 04:50
I've used it in all kinds of stuff. I love the curves...nice shot for sure!
Michael J. Parkinson07-Sep-2009 04:28
Great colour. They are serpentine looking.
Linda Willets07-Sep-2009 04:00
Great shapes and colors.
Fay Stout07-Sep-2009 02:57
Love the curved lines and the lighting...
carol j. phipps07-Sep-2009 01:48
Beautiful composition. How big are these cucumbers?
Hernan E. Enriquez07-Sep-2009 01:32
It's a nice shot, I would have thought some type of okra.
J. Scott Coile07-Sep-2009 01:28
The light is just right. They do make a unique subject.