– Kabocha Squash
– Japanese Pumpkin
Kabocha squash or Japanese pumpkin is a type on winter squash. It has a strong, yet sweet flavor; and a moist and fluffy texture. It resembles the texture and flavor of a pumpkin and a sweet potato combined. It is available all year long but it is best in late summer and early winter. It is a favorite of Asian cuisines like the Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Thai among many others. But its use has spread throughout most continents.