A type of winter squash, the kabocha squash is also known as the Japanese pumpkin. In Japan, kabocha can refer either to this specific kind of squash but also to the western pumpkin. Prized for its sweet taste, this squash is perfect for roasting, stuffing, and more. While perfectly fine to consume whole, you can use a knife to remove the skin if desired. This squash is so versatile, no matter what your preference, there is bound to be some kind of culinary application to suite your palette’s fancy.