Sayote is a filipino term for sechium edule, chayote, mirliton pear. Sayote also spelled Chayote is one of the vegetables in the Philippines. Sayote is often used for making Tinolang Manok, ingredient for Pancit and fresh Lumpia or cut thinly to make Ginisang Sayote (sauteed) with or without meat , but best when sauteed with peeled shrimps and ground pork.

Its scientific name is "Sechium edule". It is called in various names, such as Vegetable Pear, Chocho, Choco, Chow.chow, Christophine, and Mirliton or Mirliton Pear.

Chayote is a type of gourd that is commonly used in many cuisines, especially in Latin American and Asian cooking.

Here are some examples of dishes that use chayote:

  1. Ginisang sayote: A Filipino dish made with sautéed chayote and other vegetables, often served with rice.

  2. Chayote salad: A salad made with thinly sliced chayote, red onions, and a vinaigrette dressing.

  3. Chayote soup: A soup made with chayote, onions, garlic, and chicken or vegetable broth.

  4. Chayote gratin: A dish made with sliced chayote baked in a creamy cheese sauce.

  5. Chayote stir-fry: A stir-fry made with chayote, other vegetables, and a savory sauce, often served over rice.

Some similar things to "sayote" in the food context include:

  1. Zucchini: A type of squash that is similar in shape and texture to chayote. Zucchini is often grilled, roasted, or sautéed and used in dishes such as pasta, salads, and stir-fries.

  2. Cucumber: A vegetable that is similar in texture and crispness to chayote. Cucumbers are often used in salads, sandwiches, and as a snack.

  3. Squash: A type of gourd that is similar to chayote. Squash is often roasted or sautéed and used in dishes such as soups, stews, and casseroles.

  4. Okra: A vegetable that is similar in texture to chayote. Okra is often used in stews, soups, and curries.

  5. Eggplant: A vegetable that is similar in texture and versatility to chayote. Eggplant is often roasted, grilled, or fried and used in dishes such as pasta, stir-fries, and curries.

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