What are those ingredients called in some Asian languages?

We often find ourselves stuck with certain ingredients found in a recipe, which maybe written in a different language. We might also like to find out what some ingredients are called in other languages, just in case we visit a different country.

Since there have been a number of questions sent in regarding "what is that called in this language?", we have put together some multilingual glossary tables, starting off with English comparing with 2 other Asian languages -- Chinese and Malay/Indonesian. We hope that they would be helpful to you in one way or another, or just simply a fun reference. Hopefully, these information would grow in time, with the help from you.

Check out our multilingual glossary lists:

  1. Common Terminology in Chinese Cooking Methods
  2. Baking Glossary
  3. Bread and Pastry
  4. Common Herbs and Spices
  5. Dairy Produce
  6. Dried Fruits, Nuts, and Seeds
  7. Dried and Pickled Ingredients
  8. Flour
  9. Fruit
  10. Noodles and Dumplings
  11. Rice and Grains
  12. Roast/Barbecue Meat
  13. Seasoning
  14. Soya Produce
  15. Sweetenings
  16. Vegetable
  17. Food Knowledge Shared By Our Generous Visitors

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