Food Items – A to Z

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Aappam Hoppers

Aappam or Aappam hoppers are a type of food in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lankan cuisine. It is called Pitha in Oriya, Paddu or Gulle Eriyappa in Kodava. It is known as Appa in Sinhala and Arpone in Burmese. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner.

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Agar-agar

Agar-agar is a natural vegetable gelatin counterpart. White and semi-translucent, it is sold in packages as washed and dried strips or in powdered form. It can be used to make jellies, puddings, and custards.

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Banchan

Banchan refers to small dishes of food served along with cooked rice in Korean cuisine. This word is used both in the singular and plural. The word Banchan translated into English means side dish.

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Belacan

Roasted belacan is a standard spicy Malaysian condiment that goes with just about everything. Roasted belacan is like a drug to spice-crazed Malaysians who need to get their tongues burnt as they savour their main courses and starters.

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Bento

Bento (弁当 bentō) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice, fish or meat, with pickled or cooked vegetables, usually in a box-shaped container.

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Big Turk

Big Turk is a chocolate bar manufactured by Nestlé Canada, that consists of pink Turkish delight coated in milk chocolate.

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Bolani

Bolani (Persian: بولانی‎), or Borekai (Pashto: پيراک‎), is a vegan flat-bread from Afghanistan, baked or fried with a vegetable filling. It has a thin crust and can be stuffed with a variety of ingredients, such as potatoes, spinach, lentils, pumpkin, or leeks. It can be served with plain yoghurt or mint yoghurt.

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Bread

Bread is the staple food in Europe, European-derived cultures such as the Americas, and the Middle East and North Africa, as opposed to East Asia whose staple is rice. Bread is usually made from a wheat-flour dough that is cultured with yeast, allowed to rise, and finally baked in an oven. Owing to its high levels of gluten (which give the dough sponginess and elasticity), common wheat (also known as bread wheat) is the most common grain used for the preparation of bread.

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Cabbage Roll

A cabbage roll (also stuffed cabbage) is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings. It is common to the ethnic cuisines of the Balkans and parts of Europe and the Middle East as well as Finland and Sweden.

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Caldo de piedra

Caldo de piedra or stone soup is a traditional dish of the chinanteco ethnic group of Oaxaca and dates back to prehispanic times.

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Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a dish of raw meat or fish (such as beef, veal, venison, salmon or tuna), thinly sliced or pounded thin and served mainly as an appetiser. It was invented in 1950 by Giuseppe Cipriani from Harry’s Bar in Venice and popularised during the second half of the twentieth century. It was named after …

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Cheesecake

New York style cheesecake

Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting primarily of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; often on a crust or base made from crushed Digestive biscuits, pastry or sponge cake. It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavoured or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce and or chocolate. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavours, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, or toffee.

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Chuño

Chuño is a freeze-dried potato product traditionally made by Quechua and Aymara communities of Bolivia and Peru, and is known in various countries of South America, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

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Cincalok

Cincaluk is an extremely salty, fishy and pungent concoction of teeny tiny shrimps fermented in brine and cooked ground rice. Don’t be spooked by the little black eyes dotting the pale pink bodies of the shrimp. It’s all edible.

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Coleslaw

Coleslaw, sometimes simply called slaw in some dialects, is a salad consisting primarily of shredded raw cabbage, which is dressed with buttermilk and mayonnaise in some variations and dressed with vinegar and seasoning (without any dairy or mayonnaise) in other, lighter variations.

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