Glossary Y

The food glossary +++ 'Yufka', 'Yuca con Chicharrón', 'Yusi'
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.

Yellow Pear Tomato refers to a tiny, and very tasty pear-shaped yellow tomato which can be colorful in salads, sliced or in preserves. It is rich in vitamins as it is flavorful, a very popular variety for the home garden. Yellow Pear Tomato is often used for garnishing and dish decoration

Yuquitas Fritas refers to a Peruvian food made of cassava boiled and fried in butter. In the Philippines, we are just boiling Cassava then eat it after dipping it in sugar, sometimes with additional freshly grinded coconut and sugar. I will try to make Yuquitas Fritas on my next vacation to the Philippines.

Yebeg means lamb in Ethiopia which is used in various lamb dishes from the country , such as: 1. Dullet - chopped meat, tripe, liver seasoned with herbed butter 2. Awaze Tibs - tender lamb morsels marinated in Berbere sauce 3. Lega Yebeg Tibs - tender lamb morsels and sauteed to perfection 4. Tibs Fitfit - lamb tibs mixed with pieces of Injera 5. Yebeg Wot - freshly made lamb stew served with Injera 6. Yebeg Alitcha - pieces of lamb bones and meat in mild sauce 7. Yebeg Wot Firfir - Yebeg Wot mixed in pieces of Injera 8. Yebeg Alitcha Fitfit - Yebeg Alitcha mixed in pieces of Injera 9. Yebeg Misto - combination or mixtute of Yebeg Wot and Alitcha FitFit 10. Gomen be Siga - mild lamb stew prepared with collard greens

Yulaf Ezmesi is the Turkish word for "oat meal" which is usually made into a porridge called Yulaf Ezmesi Corbasi