For the past two months, my Vietnamese neighbors have been growing these vines on my patio fence:
Squash hang from those vines:
I remember my father growing squash in his backyard in Manoa Valley. My mother cooked it with soy sauce and beef or chicken every night until the squash was used up. I was so bored with this type of food. It was endless and monotonous. So, it’s no wonder that I no longer eat it.
My yardman, who is Filipino, asked me if he could take a squash home. He said he would cook it with tomatoes and onions with a splash of Patis (Filipino fish sauce).
I was happy to let him have it.
Do you like squash? If so, how do you cook it?