Canh Bau Tom - Vietnamese Opo Squash Soup
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
10 ingredients
4-8 servings
Bau, or opo squash, (calabash, cucuzzi, bottle gourd, etc) is a long pale green squash that can be found at Asian markets. It has a flavor similar to cucumbers mixed with zucchini. My daughter and I love this squash raw to snack on. My sister in law introduced me to this simple soup. She pairs it with Thit Kho, stewed pork, or other Kho recipes. This soup pairs nicely with salty dishes to mellow out the flavors. Can serve over rice to make a light stew. I sometimes add 2 c fish stock and 4 c of water. Prep time varies on how long the squash and shrimp needs to cook. If using this soup as a side to Kho dishes, I use the smaller amount of shrimp. If serving alone over rice, I use more shrimp.

Categories:  <-60-mins , egg-free , side-dish , lactose-free , seafood , shellfish , shrimp , free-of... , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (409.75 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 71.34 Calories from Fat 17.73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.97g 12.12%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 4.09%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 627.17mg 104.53%
Total Carbohydrate 11.97g 15.96%
Dietary Fiber 2.04 g 32.65%
Sugars 3.83 g %
Protein 3.94g 31.54%
Vitamin A 866.55IU% Vitamin C 86.03mg%
Calcium 204.89mg% Iron 6.4mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, shrimp, white pepper