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Jun 8, 2012 07:18 AM

How to cook this Japanese/Korean vegetable?

I live in Korea and found a new vegetable! Its name in Korean is nogak (노각) and in Japanese its ナツツバキ natsutsubak . The only English name I can get is yellowish overripe cucumber. It is just shorter than my arm, about as wide, and orangish-brown. It seems cucumber-like. Other than just treating it like a cucumber, does anyone know how it is usually prepared? Google is not turning up much. Thanks!

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  1. Sounds like a lemon cucumber (thanks Chopped!).

    I did find this reference :

    But no recipes.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Quine

      Those lemon cucumbers look lovely, but I do not have any of those sadly. I have the one shown on the farmsco link. Thanks for finding a picture!

    2. Don't cook them.

      Best eaten raw.