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  • Is this a Kabocha or a Buttercup Squash?

    I wanted to try Kabocha so I went the store and bought what i assumed was a Kabocha and that the term Kabocha was used interchangeably with buttercup squash and that they were the same. Just learned they are in fact not the same thing but i can't really tell the difference when i looked up Kabocha vs buttercup pics online.


  • #2
    I think it's a buttercup. I had one of those this summer in the garden and I only got 1 off the plant.


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    • #3
      They sure look like the buttercup squash i just bought and cooked last night.

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      • #4
        Google says the buttercup squash has a very distinct button on it and the kabocha are flat. Those dont look like they have a button.

        Actually, when I expand the photo, It looks like they do have a button. Apparently they are labeled incorrectly often.


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        Last edited by oceangrl; 09-15-2013, 11:37 AM.

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        • #5
          That's a kabocha. I eat that shit on a daily basis. I know what it looks like. The bottom varies in appearance.
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          • #6
            This looks like the kabocha I just bought, except on mine the stripes are a light green, not whitish/yellowish.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by candy corn View Post
              I wanted to try Kabocha so I went the store and bought what i assumed was a Kabocha and that the term Kabocha was used interchangeably with buttercup squash and that they were the same. Just learned they are in fact not the same thing but i can't really tell the difference when i looked up Kabocha vs buttercup pics online.

              It's a kaboucha and my favorite. I use the leftovers for hash browns with seasonings cooked in ghee.

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              • #8
                So it is a Kabocha? The sticker on it said Buttercup.

                im so confused.

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                • #9
                  The buttercup will tend to have a very distinct "hat" on it at the top. Not the stem, it's looks like the squash is wearing a little green hat.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by candy corn View Post
                    So it is a Kabocha? The sticker on it said Buttercup.

                    im so confused.
                    My big grocery stores here mistake it too but it really is a kaboucha.

                    On the left is a kaboucha and on the right a buttercup.

                    Kaboucha and Buttercup.jpg

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cookie` View Post
                      My big grocery stores here mistake it too but it really is a kaboucha.

                      On the left is a kaboucha and on the right a buttercup.

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                      So a Kabocha will be more rounded? Im like candy corn. Im looking at the stems and knobs of both of these online and i cant really tell a difference. And I doubt I could if it was in a store looking at both trying to decide which is which.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jamie Madrox View Post
                        So a Kabocha will be more rounded? Im like candy corn. Im looking at the stems and knobs of both of these online and i cant really tell a difference. And I doubt I could if it was in a store looking at both trying to decide which is which.


                        I was eating kaboucha for the longest time thinking it was buttercup. I couldn't understand same cooking method and time why sometimes it is so watery like once roasted and others much drier.

                        A little googling and I figured it out.

                        They look very similar but the buttercup is flat on top almost squarish as in earlier image I posted and when roasted often watery inside. The kaboucha is rounded and much drier. For that reason I prefer the kaboucha although both taste good.

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                        • #13
                          Think of the kaboucha as a ball with a knob and the buttercup as a somewhat squarish semi flattened ball.

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                          • #14
                            Just cut it open and bake it. The difference will be obvious enough. Kabocha will have a much drier texture once cooked.
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