Posts tagged vietnamese kabocha soup
Vietnamese Kabocha Squash Soup with Chicken (Canh Bi Do Nau Ga)

Soups, otherwise known as canh, is a staple in Vietnamese home cooking. However, rather than being served on its own, soup is treated as a side dish to steamed rice and a protein entrée. A simple Winter/Fall soup is Vietnamese Kabocha Squash.

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Vietnamese Kabocha Squash Soup with Pork (Canh Bi Do Nau Suon Heo)

During the cold months, Kabocha Soup or Canh Bi Do is my one of my go-to soups. Kabocha squash is plentiful, starting in the early Fall. You can find them in both Asian and American supermarkets. They are similar to pumpkins but instead of a bright orange skin, it is deep green. Some may have bumpy knobs on the surface, and the center of the squash is hollow and filled with large seeds. The flesh is bright yellow/orange and hard as a rock. When cooked, it softens and tastes sweet, making it perfect for soups and stews. If you can't find kabocha squash, substitute with pumpkin.

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