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Foi thong refers to Thai sweet egg shred

Fa Cai which is also known as black moss, hair weeds; hair moss; Nostoc flagelliforme, a cyanobacterium (type of photosynthetic bacterium) used as a vegetable in Chinese cuisine which, when cooked, resembles black human hair.

In Hongkong, Black moss is widely eaten during Chinese New Year, mainly because its Chinese name, Fa cai, is homonymous with "prosperity” in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Fa refers to hair and Cài means vegetable, greens in Chinese.

Fa Cai is usually eaten during the Chinese New Year season because its name sounds like the Mandarin wor F?cái which means "get rich, make a fortune, make a pile, coin money, earn good money”

In Cantonese Fa Cai is known as Fat Choy.

Personal Note: I encountered this Chinese food while watching a Television Show in Germany entitled Food Hunter hosted by Mark Brownstein who is a pioneer: a latter-day explorer, who scours remote corners of the world in pursuit of culinary curiosities.

Fernet is one of the drinks from Albania made from herbs which is generally served as an Aperitif.

Frita de Cerdo refers to pork stew; one of Ibiza's typical dishes made up of pork loin, pork belly, pork liver, pork ribs, potatoes, green and red bell peppers, garlic, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Felvágott is the Hungarian word for "cold cuts " (ham, salami, bacon, sausages, etc) . It lierally means "cut up". There are a large varieties and assorted Felvágottak available in Hungarian food shops and supermarkets much like in other European countries. Prices range depending on quality and brands.

Fritada refers to fried pork. This Ecuadorian dish is usually served with Llapingachos, as well as Choclo, a corn from Ecuador which is white in color and has bigger kernel than the corn more commonly served in the United States and Europe.

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