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A glossary of common, and not-so-common, Asian ingredients and terms.

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Bottle Gourd

Also known as Opo Squash. Around the world, bottle gourds have numerous uses — culinarily and otherwise....
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Also called burdock root in English, gobo is a root that’s long and slender with a brown,...
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First brought to Japan 500 years ago by the Portuguese, kabocha is a squash also known as...
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Winter Melon

Although called “melon” or “Donqua,” winter melon is actually a type of gourd and a distant cousin...
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Asian Pear

Fruit native to Asia that is crisper than traditional pears
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Yuzu is a funny little citrus fruit that produces juice and rind for use in a variety...
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