Remember how I mentioned that the Japanese like to use numbers to make up words?
Well, the other day was 5.8 which is go-ya...bittermelon day!
When I saw the huge pile of goya at the market, I didn't put the two together.
Even the price had a 5 & 8 in it...158 yen (about US$1.58)
In fact, the half can of SPAM was more expensive about double the price of the goya!
This goya was huge! but the insides were really ripe. The coating around the seeds were red.
I used part for goya champuru and the other part for stuffed bittermelon...rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days, I think Summer is here!