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Is Turia the same as Sayote?

Discussion in 'Filipino/Asian Food Suppliers' started by Gary T, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Gary T

    Gary T New Member

    Hi all

    A vegetable I enjoyed a lot while in the Philippines was something called Sayote. I found something similar in the PAK Foods store in Stoke (Mainly Indian food stuffs) and they had a vegetable called Turia. Does anyone know if this is the same vegetable with an Indian name or something different? Does anyone know where I can buy Sayote in the UK.

  2. CampelloChris

    CampelloChris Well-Known Member

    Definitely not the same.

    Turia is Patola, a kind of gourd, more commonly known as a Loofah to us Brits.
    Sayote looks kind of like a Mango (which fooled me in our local Chinese shop)

    Sayote is used unpeeled but sliced and is fried in oil and used as part of chop suey.
    Patola can be used the same way, but is clearly a different texture.

    Either can be combined with other vegetables, ground (minced) pork and mushrooms to make an authentic Filipino meal.

    So says my missus.
  3. joi1991

    joi1991 Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I think sayote is chayote in English.
    Chris is right, turia is patola per my Google image search. It's not the same texture and shape as sayote.
  4. joi1991

    joi1991 Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    I disagree that sayote is unpeeled. I never tried it fried too.
    It is usually cooked in chicken tinola to alternate with green papaya.aside from that, it's one of those veggies in chop suey or pancit. Hmmmm I'm hungry now.
  5. yuna

    yuna Cat Lover Staff Member

    I haven't tried cooking unpeeled Sayote as well :) but it does stains the hand once you peel it :)
  6. Bootsonground

    Bootsonground BANNED

    I like Soyote almost as much as spuds in a stew and Tinola.. Yeah,we peel it and also the white inside section before cooking..
    Very cheap veg here!
  7. CampelloChris

    CampelloChris Well-Known Member

    Lost in Translation.

    Yes, she peels it. No, she doesn't fry it, but adds it into a stir fry after the ground pork, garlic, onions but before the mushrooms. I have been told, together with hand gestures.

    It was the Chinese who told me to slice it and fry it. Probably.

    Anyway, it's not like Patola.
  8. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

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