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Thabuot is the Burmese word for "Luffa", a kind of vegetable used for cooking. While living in Germany, I searched for this vegetable, but I never found some even in Asian stores.

In the Philippines, my home country we also eat this vegetable with "Misua", a flour noodle and we call this in my country Patola. (Please see related article and Pictures on Patola)

Tamper refers to the small, pestle-like device with a round, flat end used to distribute and compress the ground coffee inside the filter basket.

Tortilla refers to Spanish omelet which is made traditionally with potato and onion. Tortilla is also a mexican term for a thin, flat unleavened bread made of masa for corn tortillas or harina (flour) for flour tortillas.

Tarkan is one of the national specialties from Nepal of spiced vegetables

Tuscan Bread is generally a "country" style large, round loaf and unsalted. Casalingo literally means "homemade" and is the term used for a typical Tuscan unsalted loaf. There is a great variety of Italian bread with many local variations.

Tortang Ipon refers to a Filipino dish, particularly of the Ilocos Region of the Philippines made of very tiny fish called "Ipon" that come out for two (2) weeks after the full moon during the "ber" months, as in September , October and so on. Tortang Ipon is made by cooking these tiny fish with beaten egg, then fried. It simply means Omelette with "Ipon". Ipon is a prized fish from the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley Region of the Philippines, but it is also found in Southern Region and it is called Dulong. Ipon is actually fries of the Goy fish or in some instances, the fries of the Anchovy. It is calles "Silver fish" in English. (Please see article about Ipon)

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