You simply MUST eat your Sponge!
Tonight had Chinese food and my friend from Taiwan wanted to eat – Luffa! yes! just like the sponge! Luffa or Loofah is an Egyptian Arabic word that describes a relative of the cucumber. The Chinese stirfry it with a little garlic and salt and it’s DELISH! The sponge is the matured fruit and then dried. Isn’t that cool? I always thought luffa sponges were some kind of real sea sponge. NOPE! So try it – it’s fun to go to a Chinese restaurant (or Vietnamese too) and ask for a luffa! 🙂 Don’t forget the soap!