Please help. What is a good substitute for kabocha squash?
I will be using it in asian style dishes.
Thanks in advance for your help
In terms of flavor, sweet potato (or a very sweet pumpkin) comes closest. Butternut may also work. The acorn squash might be too mild and/or watery to sub for kabocha (which is quite sweet).
I'm actually thinking of making a kabocha squash soup with coconut milk this week! I've got a kabocha in the garage, waiting to be used.
I'd say a winter squash -- red kuri might be a good choice -- or sweet potato too. Maybe pumpkin if you can still find a "sweet" eating pumpkin in the Spring. But consider that kabocha is sorta unique in having more structure and a drier texture than the others will when cooked sufficient to be eaten. That's what makes kabocha so ideal for tempura, for example.
Why did you want to make a sub?
Thank you all. LOL... I was panicked, but finally found it at the 11th store I called. A group of my on-line friends do a chopped basket challenge every few weeks. One of the items was Kabocha. I had a devil of a time finding it in western mass.