"A delicious soup among delicious soups. Kabocha is a squash that has been developed in Japan, and is called 'pumpkin' there. However, it is not like pumpkin at all. The closet type of squash from the US is butternet squash. However the difference between kabocha and butternet squash is similar to the difference between butternet squash and pie pumpkin. Kabocha is sweeter, and has a flavor all its own."