Glossary J

The food glossary +++ 'Jing leed', 'Jintan putih', 'Jalebi'
Jintan is "Cumin" in Indonesia. Cumin seeds are similar to fennel and anise seeds in appearance, but are smaller and darker in color. Cumin seeds are used as a spice for their distinctive aroma and they are popular in North African, Middle Eastern, Western Chinese, Indian, Cuban and Northern Mexican cuisine.

Job's tears refers to an ancient grain prized throughout Africa and Asia. It is black, shaped like a teardrop, and has a sweet flavor. Job's tear is commonly used in Asia as food and medicine. In China, it is one the most popular food herbs used in the diet therapy of painful and stiff joints, either singly or in soup mixes. Job's tear is also commonly known as Chinese pearl barley in America. After an hour or more of cooking, it taste like the common barley. However, it is different in many respects from the regular barley. The latter does not have the reputed effects of Job's tear. In Korea, it is made into Yulmucha or Yumul Tea (Job's tears tea).

Johannisburg Riesling refers to a German white wine grape which produces a fruity wines ranging in body from light to full and rich.

Jeongil-Guksu refers to noodles casserole with vegetables , a Korean food.

Jayeon-songi-jeongol is the Korean hot pot made of wild pine mushroom

Japchaebap refers to Korean dish made of potato noodles stir-fried with vegetables and rice