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The food glossary +++ 'Yuca con Chicharrón', 'Yusi', 'Yellow rice'
Yulaf Ezmesi is the Turkish word for "oat meal" which is usually made into a porridge called Yulaf Ezmesi Corbasi

Yaki Onigiri is the Japanese rosted or grilled Onigiri. Onigiri are rice balls made of cooked rice and usually wrapped with a nori seaweed

Yao Guo is the Chinese (Pinyin) for "cashew nuts". In China, nuts are always readily available. They come fresh in the market, salted, packaged, fried or even coated.

Yumurta is the Turkish word for "Egg", example Sahanda Yumurta and Yagda Yumurta mean fried eggs.

Yurts refers to Kazakhstan's cone-shaped tents of white felt stretched over a framework of wooden poles. Yurts are light and easy to assemble, dismantle and carry around. However, at presen times, Yurts have lost their former importance and are only used as temporary dwellings of Chabans or Shepherds at remote seasonal pastures. Kazakhstan's Chabans and their families have their permanent homes in rural settlements, where they live in modern houses.

Yam Chah is another name for "Dim Sum", a typical Cantonese food of small snacks cooked in bamboo steamers. In Hong Kong, Yam Chah is available all the time and is generally the meal when family members and friends meet over for tea or snacks on weekends and other important occassions.