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What are amaranth leaves?

Scientific name: Amaranthus dubius/Amaranthus mangostanus L. Mandarin Chinese: Xiàn Caì 苋菜/莧菜; Or 青香苋、红苋菜、汉(汗)菜、红菜、野刺苋、米苋、人旱菜,杏菜、莹莹菜、玉米菜、米谷菜、云仙菜 Cantonese Chinese: Yin Choy 莕菜 Minnan Chinese: Heng Tsai 荇菜 English: Red spinach, Chinese spinach Vienamese: Rau Den Thai: Phak Khom ผักโขม Khmer:  Ptee Bahasa Melaya: Bayam…

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What is red cargo rice?

  English: Red cargo rice Mandarin Chinese: 红糙米 The white rice that most people know are “dead rice”, meaning that the outermost layers have been removed and what is left is the core of the seeds. Brown rice are “living…

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Dang-O, or the wife-beating vegetable

  Scientific name: Glebionis coronarium Japanese: Shungiku 春菊 Korean: Sukgat 쑥갓 Tibetan:  Skalzang སྐལ་བཟང་ Mandarin Chinese: Tonggao 茼蒿 Hokkien/Teochew: Dang-o 茼蒿, Pabor-tsai 打某菜 Cantonese: Tongho 茼蒿 Thai: Pak Thang-o ผักตั้งโอ๋ Greek: Mantilida μαντηλίδα Dang-o or Shungiku features heavily in hotpots, a…

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Fried hard tofu 炸豆干

  Most people think there is only one kind of tofu, namely, tofu. The texture of tofu can ranged from very soft, curd-like to very hard and bouncy. In Chinese, the word “doufu” refers only to the curd-like ones. Even…

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Kana-tsai 橄榄菜

Literally translated as “olive vegetables”, one is often mistakenly informed that this Teochew specialty are “leaves of the Chinese relative of the olive tree”. In fact, kana-tsai is composed mainly of mustard leaves. Its history dates back to the Tang…

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Tempeh

  Indonesian: tempeh Tempeh is not a relative of tofu, despite looking similar and is made from soy beans. It was developed independently in Java, Indonesia, and the whole production process differs significantly from tofu. Likewise, the taste and ways…

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White-spotted rabbitfish – “Bair Tor Hir”

  White-spotted rabbitfish –  “Bair Tor Hir” Scientific name: Siganus canaliculatus English: White-spotted rabbitfish, also known as “Spinefoot” Deutsch: Drachenfisch (Genus: Kaninchenfische) Nederlands: Draakvis (Familie: Konijnvissen) Français: Sigan pintade (Genre: Sigan) 中文: 长鰭篮子鱼, 俗称”臭肚鱼” 闽南话: 白肚鱼 pronounced in the Teochew…

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