Ivy Gourd

Thai: ???????? (pak dtam-leung)

Ivy GourdIvy Gourd (coccinia grandis) is a common ‘weed’ in Thailand. I see people pick it all the time off sides of walls and such, bring it home and eat it! It’s a type of climbing ivy, with ivy-shaped leaves and curly bits. It’s got a mild sweet flavor, somewhat like spinach. If you can’t find this vegetable, substitute with a mild tasting green.

Storage: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.