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Noni Juice refers to the national drink of the French Polynesia. Noni Juice is the therapeutic juice from Noni tree.

Nthochi refers to Malawi's bread made with banana.

Nsaamè refers to Mali's rice dish with meat and vegetables. Nsaamè is usually prepared to celebrate life-cycle rituals, such as, naming ceremonies, weddings) and other ceremonial and festive events. Nsaamè is also known as Riz au Gras.

Nomiya is another name of Izakaya which refer to Japanese drinking establishment which offer a wide range of foods from soups to sushi to skewered pieces of chicken known as Yakitori.

Nincak Endog refers to an egg breaking ceremony in Sudan wedding that requires the couple to stand facing each other in front of their house. The bridegroom stands outside the entrance and the bride stands inside. The ceremony is conducted by the Sudanese equivalent of an American 'maid of honor', who remains an advisor throughout the marriage. In Nincak Endog, seven (7) broomsticks are burnt and thrown away, dramatizing the discarding of bad habits which endanger married life. The groom is pronounced master of his house when the egg is broken. His bride cleans the his foot with water from a Kendi, an earthen water jug which represents peace. Then she breaks the Kendi and crosses over a log into the house, demonstrating willing obedience to her future husband. She is fed a dish of turmeric sticky rice with yellow spiced chicken to symbolize the last time the parents of the bride will feed their daughter.

Nuóc Châm refers to a Vietnamese sauce that is made by blending Nuóc Mám with sugar, lime juice, vinegar, chopped shallots, garlic and carrots.

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