Commodity: Chinese Squash
While there are a variety of Chinese squashes, two common types are moqua and opo squash. They both resemble a zucchini with green or yellow-green skin, but the moqua is also covered with fuzzy white hairs when it's young. Moqua has a creamy white flesh when young; as it matures, the flesh loses its subtle sweet flavor. Opo squash has a tender white flesh when young; mature opo squash should have seeds removed before eating. Prepare Chinese squash as you would summer squash or zucchini; steam or sautee, roast, add to soups or stews, or simply eat it raw (remove fuzzy white hairs from immature moqua before eating). Opo squash and moqua are available year-round.