Creamy Chayote and Mango Soup

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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Chayote, or choco (Sechium edule), is about the size and shape of a pear, with light, waxy-looking green skin. Its name is Aztec, and it became popular in many tropical areas after Europeans transported plants from Mexico; it grows particularly well at fairly high altitudes, where it gets plenty of rain but not excessive heat A chayote, like a cucumber, is about 90% water; however, it is eaten cooked, usually as part of, or to accompany, a meat