Glossary Y

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

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.

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.

Yungueño refers to one of the typical drinks from Bolivia that is prepared with jigger of Singani , orange juice and sugar or syrup. Singani is the national liquor in Bolivia made of the muscatel grape.

Yellow butter refers to one of Mongolia's dairy products. Yellow butter is made from White butter . Either fresh or sour White butter is heated in a pot until the yellow butter oil is melted. This is separated from the white butter cream. Milk from cows, sheep, goats and camels can be used for white as well as for yellow butter. It is interesting to note that Mongolian people usually take a bowl of yellow butter with them before starting on a long journey. They use it for their long journeys or when at home served with pan fried millet and pancakes.