Ulam is the Bahasa Malaysian word which refers to raw vegetables or salad eaten with rice. The salad is made up of plant shoots, leaves of local herbs and vegetables such as cucumbers, cabbage and banana buds. This is a Malaysian traditional dish which is usually serves with Sambal belacan, a condiment made of chilies and Belacan, dried shrimp paste.
Moreover, Umqombothi refers to a traditional drink of South Africa, a home-brewed sorghum beer that is rich in Vitamin B and has a low alcohol content; a traditional grain-brewed beer which is milky in appearance with a yeasty, sour taste. Because of Umqombothi's nutritional value it is considered a type of food.