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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.
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.

Yaut’a or Yautia refers to a tuber found in the Caribbean which is a member of the taro root family. The Yaut’a has the size of a potato, but more pear-shaped. It has a brown fuzzy outer skin. The flesh is white and slimy and is custard-like when cooked. It is one of the most natural thickeners, used to thicken soups, stews, and bean dishes. A variety of Yaut'a is called Mora, a purple-colored one. Yaut'a is also known as Tannia.

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