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Gulai is a culinary term in Indonesia and in Malaysia for "in a spicy coconut sauce ". Hence, when the dish has the word "Gulai" it means it is in a spicy coconut sauce.

Gnocchi refers to an Italian dumpling that has light texture and melts in the mouth when cooked. This dumpling can be made from any starchy vegetable , the most common is the potato, ricotta cheese , or semolina flour. It can be cooked and served like pasta or risotto.

Guinea squash is another name for "eggplant". Guinea squash is said to be known in Britain by 1587 as people originally called it as it appears white and shaped like an egg, but they eventually became known as "eggplant". It was also around 1587 that the variety of elongated and purple variety of eggplant appeared. Guinea squash can be eaten raw unlike the purple variety of eggplant and it can be stored longer up to two (2) months. It can also be dried and can be use when food is scarce. Guinea squash is called in various names in English, to wit: Scarlet eggplant, Mock tomato, Garden egg, Garden huckleberry, or Gilo. Guinea squash is called Kobo-Kobo in Sierra Leone, one of the countries in Africa

Guisado is a Spanish stew made of rabbit, hare , goose or pheasant that is flavored with wine, herbs and bacon. In the Philippines, the word Guisado or Gisado is used and it means sauteed, that is food is Guisado. Meat, seafoods and vegetables which are sauteed are all called Guisado or Ginisa in Filipino. It is derived from the Spanish term Guisado. The Spaniards conquered the Philippines for 500 years and we derived some of our Filipino words from the Spanish words and Guisado is one of them.

Guisantes is the Spanish word for "peas". In the Philippines, peas called Guisantes are avaiable in cans. So far, I have not seen fresh peas, if we want to use peas, we buy the canned peas Guisantes is one of the Spanish words being used in the Philippines to refer to peas, too. It can be spelled as Gisantes.

Gulerod is "Carrot" in Danish.