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What are pomfrets?

English: Silver/White Pomfret Scientific name: Pampus argenteus Chinese:  鲳鱼 Bahasa melayu: Ikan Bawal Putih Thai: ปลาจะละเม็ดขาว Vietnamese: Cá chim trắng Cebuano: Salay Winaray: Sandatan Malayalee: വെളുത്ത ആവോലി Silver pomfrets thrive in the warm seas of the Indian Ocean, and are an important…

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What is fermented fish sauce?

Chinese:  魚露 Ancient Chinese: 鮨 Korean: Jeotgal 젓갈, Jeot 젓 Japanese: 魚醤 Thai: nam pla น้ำปลา Vietnamese: nước mắm Tagalog: patis Ancient Greek: Garos γάρον Latin: Garum, Liquamen English: Worcestershire sauce, fish pickle, fish sauce I am very fortunate to have an understanding partner, who lets me cook whatever I…

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What are cellophane or glass noodles?

English: Cellophane noodles, Chinese vermicelli, Bean threads, Bean thread noodles, Crystal noodles, Glass noodles Mandarin Chinese: Fen Si 粉丝/粉絲 Minnan Chinese (Hokkien): Dang Hoon 冬粉, Sio Hoon 細粉 Cantonese Chinese: Sai Fan 細粉, Fan Si 粉絲 Japanese: Harusame 春雨 Korean:…

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Chinese Medicinal, Rare & Unusual, Recipes

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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