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The food glossary +++ 'Yufka', 'Yusi', 'Yulmucha'
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

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.

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

You Tiao Shao Bing refers to Chinese bread served for breakfast - a fried cruller folded inside a fluffy sesame-sprinkled pancake, essentially a bread sandwich. Shao Bing are sesame pancakes which are served in some Beijing-style fried dumpling shops in New York where flat-bottomed woks are used to sear the dumplings. After cooking and out of wok, the pancake which is the size of a large pizza issprinkled with sesame seeds, hacked into wedges, dabbed with hoisin sauce and stuffed with braised beef. The crunchy sandwich has a flaky interior and golden crust with a flavor of a scallion.

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