Banana Fry refers to a snack in Kerala, India made of ripe bananas/plantains dip in batter then deep-fried in coconut oil.
Banana Fry is also called Pazham Porichathu, Pazham Pori, Ethakka Appam or Ethakkappam.
Brathering refers to a traditional dish from Germany made from fresh Herring (green Herring) which are cleaned (with head and guts removed), filleted , dusted with flour or floured and fried and then pickled in vinegar marinade.
Brathering literally means "fried Herring". But a Herring can only be called "Brathering" when the Herring is fried then marinated in vinegar
Brathering is served cold usually with Bratkartoffel (cooked and fried potatoes with slices of onions), or with newly baked Brötchen, a German bread or buttered toast and green vegetable salad.
Below is a picture of Brathering (on the right side) which is served in a Restaurant in Bremen (Goedeken in Berckstrasse) serving traditional foods from North Germany. This Restaurant also serves another traditional food called Labkaus.
Baumkuchen refers to one of the many traditional cakes from Germany, a German Tree Cake. It is a layered cake coated with chocolates . Baumkuchen is literally translated as "Tree Cake" (Baum = Tree and Kuchen = Cake)
Baumkuchen has a characteristic concentric rings that appear when sliced which resemble tree rings that give the cake its German name.
The origins of Baumkuchen which is known in Germany as the „King of Cakes“can be traced back into the distant past, from the 15th century and lingered in Europe until the 20the century.
Baumkuchen is also well known in Japan as it is in Germany. In Japan, it is known as „the Ultimate Wedding Cake“. The first German confectionaer to bake Baumkuchen in Japan was Karl Juchheim who was captured by the Japanese during Worl War I in China. The Juchheim company is very famous in Japan and their Baumkuchen is usually used for presents or souvenirs given for the guests at wedding receptions.
Enjoy the pictures below of Baumkuchen I always buy in Germany during the Christmas season.
Botsi refers to one of the many Street Food in the Philippines which is made from the esophagus of chicken that are cut into small pieces, battered and deep-fried and served with a spicy Sawsawan (Dip) made from Vinegar (Suka).
Botsi can also be skewered and grilled.
What I have seen in San Pablo City in the Philippines during the daily Night Food Market is the battered and deep-fried version of Botsi , like the picture below. My friend who enjoys tasting these unique Street food enjoyed eating Botsi a lot together with the spicy Sawsawan that comes with it.
A plate wrapped in plastic can also be seen on the left side of the picture where the newly fried Botsi can be eaten swimming in the spicy Sawsawan. How I wish I can eat and enjoy them too. Hopefully, one day
Biko refers to one of Philippines sweets made of glutinous rice cooked in brown sugar and Coconut milk.
Biko is also spelled as Bico. They are made in different ways in every region of the country , but the main ingredients are always glutinous rice (Malagkit) and Coconut Milk (Gata) and of course the brown sugar (Asukal) to sweeten it.
Bico is best served with Latik.
Below is a picture of Biko sold using a mobile cart. One of the lovely sights we can always see in Philippines streets, the different raw or cooked food sold by mobile carts around.
Bicol Express refers to a dish from the Philippines.
Bicol Express is a traditional dishes from the Philippines, specifically from the Bicol Region which is famous for cooking spicy dishes employing the use of chilies, thus its name.
Bicol Express is made often with lots of slices of green spicy Banana Peppers, fiery Siling Labuyo (Red Bird's eye chili peppers) and small slices of pork or chicken, but not often or dried fish cooked in shrimp paste (Bagoong Alamang) and Gata (Coconut Milk)
Bicol Express is one of the popular dishes in the Philippines which is Ginataan (cooked in/with Coconut Milk)
Please see the article on Bird's Eye Chili Pepper for the picture
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