Filipino Food Fridays: Guisadong Chayote

Guisadong Chayote is an easy vegetable dish to make, if you’re good at peeling and deveining shrimp, which is the most complicated part of the recipe. But don’t let that discourage you. Chayote has lots of vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin C, Manganese and Zinc.

I enjoyed the balance between vegetables and meats in this dish. The recipe I followed required a quarter pound of pork butt and a quarter pound of shrimp, which worked well against the pound of chayote. My chayote ended up a little spicy, but that’s okay. Ang sarap!

I really enjoy making a new Filipino dish each week–so I can learn how to cook, and so I can get closer to my Filipino culture–so please let me know what dish I should make next. Send me a tweet: @gerrardpanahon.

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 Filipino Food Fridays: Guisadong Chayote

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  • matt

    I love chocolate covered poky.

  • Tommy

    gooey-sadong sayote is good ice cream flavor.

  • Thanks Marie! I heard someone say sayote, but I heard chayote on another YouTube video.

    Matt, that Pocky was bomb!

    Love the history lesson, Madeleine! How would you pronounce it?

    I’ll have to look that up, Tommy! I can’t imagine!