"Pitaya" usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while "Pitahaya" or "Dragonfruit" always refers to fruit of the genus Hylocereus.These fruits are commonly known in English as "dragon fruit", reflecting its vernacular Asian names.

In the process of drawing the kueh for a restaurant, Lee Xin Li got fascinated by the plethora of kueh from the various cuisines around South East Asia. For those of you who never heard of Kueh such as me. Kueh is are bite-sized snack or dessert foods commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore as well as Southern China. Kueh can be cakes, cookies, dumplings, pudding, biscuit, or pastries, and are usually made from rice or glutinous rice.

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Wagashi come in an astounding variety of shapes and styles, and are variously classified according to the cooking method used, such as steaming or baking, or by their water content, namely the uncooked and very moist namagashi or omogashi, the less moist han-namagashi, and dry higashi sugar candies.

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An accurate source for everything you might want to know about Medieval names, including naming customs. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names

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A helpful guide to some of the most common Japanese food terms found on restaurant menus, so you know what to expect next time you order! | chopstickchronicles #Japan #Food_Terms

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