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Yam, taro
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Often called "the potatoes of the tropics". When choosing yam, pick the lighter ones, but not the dried out ones. Frozen yam is also available. Sometime the sap may cause allegic reactions to skin, handle raw peeled yam with gloves. The large leaf is used as a vegetable.
Yam, Purple
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With purple flesh, this yam is particularly popular in the Philippines where it is often made into a jam.
Yanpi
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A Fuzhou, Fujian speciality. Sheets of dried wrappers made of flour are nicely folded and packed into stacks. Spray with water to soften, cut into desired shape and use like a wonton wrap.
yi mean Yi Fu mian
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This famous noodle of the Yi Fu (Yi mansion) was created during the Qianlong period of Qing dynasty. It is a crispy noodle that has been deep fried in oil.
You Tiao (yeow char kwai, yew char kway)
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Chinese fried bread, somewhat crispy and a little salty. Often dipped in coffee or condensed milk as a snack. Used as an ingredient in various dishes.
Yuzhu
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Rhizoma polygonati odorati, Polygonatum odoratum
Used in Chinese herbal soup preparation.

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