This came from that — message seen and understood. Agua de chilacayote (Chee-lah-kah-Yo-tay) is prepared from a squash also known by the English names figleaf gourd, Malabar gourd, and cidra or sidra. And, yes, it tastes like squash, in a full-bodied, sweet, refreshing manner all its own. My cupful was compliments of the proprietor and his family, whose shop features a variety of Mexican clothing, kitchen items, and keepsakes as well as a smaller, selective inventory of hard-to-source produce and other edibles. Many of the foodstuffs, alas, come and go very quickly.
22 Joyce Kilmer Ave. (Welton-Redmond Sts.), New Brunswick, New Jersey