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Yum Cha refer to Chinese sweet cakes and savories served with tea usually in the late morning. Tradionally, Yum Cha refers to a breakfast with dim sum with lots of Chinese tea.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) refers to an aromatic herb that is native to native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America and most other countries throughout the world. Yarrow is very common along roadsides and in old fields, pastures, and meadows in the eastern and central United States and Canada. This plant has leaves which are are used as an herb - used as a spice or to flavor omelettes, stews and salads. It is also used to make tea. The dry herb (stem, leaves and flower) are has a strong sage flavor. Moreover, Yarrow is a very valuable medicinal herb, with much scientific evidence of use in alternative medicine. Yarrow's other common names are: Milfoil, Old Man's Pepper, Soldier's Woundwort, Knight's Milfoil, Thousand Weed, Nose Bleed, Carpenter's Weed, Bloodwort, or Staunchweed. Here is a Recipe for Yarrow Aromatic Tea: To 1 tsp. dried herb add 1 cup boiling water, steep for 10 min. sweeten to taste. Take at bedtime.

Yassa refers to a marinade prepared in Senegal with lemon, onion and chili peppers. Usually enjoyed with chicken and rice. Yassa au Poulet is one example of a Yassa dish which is made from chicken fried with onions then simmered in the marinade. Another dish is called Poisson Yassa.

Yerba Mate Tea Set refers to the two-piece kitchen utensil which was discovered by the Guarani indians of South America to drink a Yerba Mate tea. Popularized in Argentina and Paraguay, Yerba Mate tea is made from Yerba Maté (lex paraguariensis) leaves steeped in hot water. To prepare, the ground leaves are soaked in cold water, then hot water is repeatedly added until the Yerba Maté’s components are extracted. Between each addition of hot water, the tea is sipped through a wooden or metal straw, called a Bombilla, that filters out the leafy material.

Yum Goong refers to a Thai salad of grilled prawns seasoned with lime juice, sweet chili paste, lemon grass, onions, tomatoes and mint leaf which is served on a bed of fresh lettuce.

Yakionigiri refer to Japanese grilled rice balls. Onigiri refer to rice balls Yakionigiri is also spelled Yaki-Onigiri or Yaki Onigiri