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Loofah is one of the most popular ancient vegetables that have been in Kampuchea Krom since single digit century. Loofah belong to gourd family. The green loofah looks like giant cucumbers that can be use as food, as homeopathic medicine for regulate the menstrual cycle, eliminate diseases of the liver, and release constipation. The fibrous from ripe loofah is world-renowned for one of the best exfoliates, with natural ability to help skin looking healthy and young. Many products were made from loofah such as slippers, hats, hand fans, carpets, baskets, soap, body scrub lotion, and cosmetic pads for remove top layer of death skin. Back home, our people use dried fibrous loofah for bath sponge, and clean dishes.Cooked loofah tastes great and has a delightful light fragrant.
This Khmer Krom loofah egg dropped soup with shrimp is absolute delicious and very easy to make.
- Ingredients :
- ½ lb Shrimp,peeled and de-veined
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Stalks green onion, chopped
- 4 Cups water
- 1½ to 2 lbs loofah, peeled and julienne
- 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Beaten egg
- Procedures :
In a small bowl, put shrimp with salt, black pepper and green onion, mix well and set a side.
Put water in a soup pot and cook till water boiling.
Add loofah and cook till loofah tender.
Add marinated shrimp and cook till it turns darker pink color.
Seasoning with fish sauce and sugar.
Slowly pours and stirs beaten egg in to boiling soup.
Serve hot with rice.
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