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Htamin Chin refers to the Myanmar rice salad made with turmeric.

Huitres au Naturel refers to French appetizer of Oysters served fresh in their shells, with only lemon, and slices of brown bread and butter. As Huitres nature, they are laid on slices of lemon, over slices of cucumber, on little squares of anchovy pastry.
Higo chumbo (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the Spanish name of Prickly pears which were brought by the Spanish to Europe, possibly accompanying Christopher Columbus in his first return to Lisbon in 1493. The species was called ficus-indica in confusion with its supposed similarity to the Indian fig. Other Spanish names of Prickly Pears are Penca, Nopalera,Higuera chumba, Chumbera, Higuera de Indias, amd Higuera de pala.

Bryndzove Halusky refer to potato dumplings which is the national dish of Slovakia.Bryndzove Halusky is usually served with a sauce of sheep’s cheese and bacon fat.

Hungarian Hot refers to one of the hottest chili peppers in the world beside Bhut Jolokia, Red Scotch Bonnet, Tabasco, etc. Hungarian Hot chilli pepper comes from Hungary and can grow up to 6 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter. It is hottest when it is eaten raw. It matures from green to yellow to red, and when eaten in its yellow state it has a sweet, succulent taste.

Heavy Cake refers to the Cayman Islands' dense sweet dessert made with "breadkind". Breadkind which are starchy vegetables such as cassava, papaya, and yams. Heavy Cake is one of the most popular and traditiona desserts from the Cayman Islands. It is a dense, sweet, brown sugary confection, called Pone or pudding in other Caribbean countries. Heavy cakes are made from grated raw cassava, papaya, cornmeal, yam and other starchy products. The three (3) islands Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac lie in the Caribbean Sea about 200 miles (320 kilometers) northwest of Jamaica. The capital, George Town, was named after King George III of England.