today is Jan 22, 2022

Oyong (or Chinese okra) resembles zucchini in texture, but with really hard ridges for its outer skin. It doesn’t look appetizing from the outset, but give it a try. Zucchini lovers will surely love this curiously strange looking plant. ♥

Oyong - Chinese Okra

Oyong - Chinese Okra

To prepare for your Chinese okra, first peel off the tough outer skin to reveal the smooth whitish green flesh. It is easier if you chop off the two ends first before peeling with either a sharp knife or vegetable peeler.

A peeled Chinese okra (oyong)

A peeled Chinese okra (oyong)

Then, you can proceed with more chopping as required by the recipe :)

Chopped slices of Chinese okra (oyong)

Chopped slices of Chinese okra (oyong)

We often have this Chinese okra and egg stir fry when we were younger. I always thought they were cucumber! It wasn’t until much much later (after I got married, actually) that I found out this dish has nothing to do with cucumber at all, haha, silly me. :D

Tumis Oyong dan Telur - Chinese Okra and Egg Stir Fry

Tumis Oyong dan Telur - Chinese Okra and Egg Stir Fry