Chayote Guisado in Oyster Sauce

Photo by Levis Rodriguez

1 tbsp oil
3-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 medium tomato, sliced
1 tbsp soy sauce
3 pcs. Sayote or chayote
1/3 cup water
1 tsp sugar
2 tsps cornstarch 
1 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp patis
Salt and pepper

Prepare chayote, peel then halve each vegetable. Cut each halves into three lengthwise wedges. Remove the seed, then slice. Use slicer to achieve the zigzag shape if you like (optional). Wash and drain water thoroughly.

Heat oil in a pan. Sauté garlic with onions and tomatoes.

Add chayote slices. Sauté for a few minutes then add soy sauce.

Pour water, add and dilute cornstarch and oyster sauce. Season with patis, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer until sauce becomes thick.


Serve hot and enjoy! Happy cooking ?


Photo by Ota Maria Rowena


Did you know that the #chayote is known across the world as:

Cho cho
Pipinola (Hawaii)
Pear squash
Vegetable pear
Choko (Australia & New Zealand)