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Mtabbal refers to the Lebanese dip made with baked aubergines and garlic. It is a type of food popular in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. It is usually served as a side dish. Mtabbal is known in English as Baked Eggplant Dip and is also called Mutabbal , Moutabbal, Baba Ghannouj, Baba Ganushe, Baba Ghannuj.

Mallung also spelled Mallum is a traditonal dish from Sri Lanka made from a a mixture of greens and coconut cooked in a dry skillet. In making Mallung, the green vegetables used are cooked without oil, but from the fat coming from the coconut. Typical, Green vegetables or greems used in making Mallung are Silverbeet, Kale, Ranawara, Kathurumurunga, Gotu kola, among many others.

Mafe which is also known as Domada is Gambia's meat stew simmered in sauce thickened with ground peanuts Gambia is situated on West Africa's Atlantic coast. It is the smallest and westernmost mainland African nation.

Makan is the Malaysian word for "eat" , "to eat". It also often refers to food or meal. In Malaysian,  Makanan means food in general. The three (3) main meals of the day all start with the word Makan meaning "to eat" followed by the time of the day when it is taken, to wit:

Makan Pagi is Breakfast. Pagi is morning

Makan Tengah Hari is Lunch. Tengah Hari is noon

Makan Malam is Dinner.  Malam is night

Makan Lewat Malam means food which is taken late at night. For a late night meal, Lewat means "late" and  Lewat Malam means "late at night".

Makan Buka Puasa is Breakfast, as in "breaking" the fast during the religious fasting period.

Jemput Makan means "Please eat" or simply "Makan, Makan" means "eat, eat!, an invitation to eat.

It sound like our Ilocano dialect in the Philippines for "eat"/"to eat" which is "mangan". "Mangan Tayon" in Ilocano means "let us eat" , an invitation to eat. Mangan, mangan also means "eat, eat!, Sounds so familiar, it evoked childhood memories when my daddy used to speak to us in simple Ilocano words.

Milchkaffee is the German term for a satisfying blend of hot milk and hot coffee.

Macere is the French word for "pickled"