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Loofah It Is


Loofah, luffa or lufah – the answer to my question in my ‘what is this‘ post.

This is how it looks inside. My mom has removed the seed.



And it’s use for dish washing… or bathing sponge.

Initially I thought this is some kind of fruit or veggies. But when the pasar malam lady told me in hokkien it is called ‘zhe kueh’ or ‘khak kueh’… I don’t remember which one liao anyway I thought this has something to do with chicken because kueh is chicken in hokkien.



In Malay, it is simply called petola. πŸ˜€ I know I’m a ‘katak dibawah tempurung’ gal.

I got my answer from grandma and maid. Hehe

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10 Comments

  • Reply wong May 6, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Looks like bird nets in somewhere also… πŸ˜€

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous May 6, 2008 at 11:49 am

    not chicken lah dear. it’s kua (as in melon or gourd).

    and how come you guys pronounce chicken as kueh? here we pronouce it kei.

    loofah is the dried insides of a some kind melon. my mother’s friend gave her one but we kept it in the kitchen for too long and until it produced some kinda weird smell. so my mum threw it away.

  • Reply Lex May 6, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    just saw this… LOL dont worry you are not the only one… when I first saw it I thought it was something really gross >.

  • Reply hcfoo May 6, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Eh i thought petola is bittergourd? All my bulu roma naik when I saw that pic!

  • Reply wuching May 6, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    lalalalalalalalalalalala :tongue:

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 6, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Wong, look like something disgusting…eekk

    Hedo, ohh ya ya kua.. my grandma said kueh also same meaning…diff pronunciation. Can smell one? I thought dried already suppose no smell.

    Lex, sama-sama la.

    Hcfoo, eh no nope. I searched in Wiki.

    Wuching, :nerd:

  • Reply MonkeyWong May 6, 2008 at 3:18 pm

    Oops…I also dunno what is that till you tell us, I’m one of those katak too :blush:

  • Reply jam May 6, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    I also dun know what is that until you told us. Well done!

  • Reply Che-Cheh May 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    MonkeyWong and Jam, hahaha we’re all from the same katak community. :laughing:

  • Reply Bengbeng May 12, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    only now i know wat it is hahahhaha

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