Here, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of some of the most popular foods/delicacies cooked and savoured in various countries.
Foods that start with y list:
1. Yali Pear
Melissa’s Yali Pears is a delectable Asian pear variety. Yali Pears’ skin is bright greenish-yellow and has a smooth white interior. They are slightly thinner and more delicate than the common Asian pear. Melissa’s Yali Pears are made more rounded than a typical pear, and are larger in size. After picking, Yali Pears are matured which helps the starches to convert to sugars, making a very sweet and juicy fruit.
The Yali Pear has a crisp, juicy, sweet flavour, very similar to the popular Asian pear. Enjoy Yali Pears by Melissa for an afternoon snack or a refreshing taste treat in an evening salad. In recipes, yali pears may be replaced by standard pears.
In Nigeria everybody loves Yamarita. Yamarita is a simple boiled yam coated with egg, flour, ginger, garlic and salt. Don’t forget the part that fries.
This is one of the best known Hausa foods. I see it every day in another restaurant and it’s almost as popular as suya.
The wonderful thing about yamarita is that you can re-use the residual boiled yam and transform it into a whole new awesome dish, much like the Chinese fried rice, where the residue of boiled rice can be used. The yam can either be sliced into rectangles and boiled, or a thick slice of yam can be boiled, then placed into rectangles.
3. Yeast Cake
Cake yeast, also known as hot, fresh or compressed yeast, has been used by experienced bakers for decades. and remains common today. Cake yeast can be found in small markets, and retailers sometimes stock it only seasonally. A lot of bakers have replaced Dry Yeast in their baking for this purpose.
Currently, it is sold to customers in restricted areas as 2 oz RED STAR cake yeast. It is very flexible and makes good use of all your recipes, including bread machines.
4. Yellow Apple
When we think of an apple, it’s most definitely the vivid, red fruit that comes to mind like the one from which Snow White has taken a fateful bite. There is however something really unique about a yellow apple’s slightly sour, crisp crunch. There are not so many of these tasty apples, but they really stand out from the few yellow apple cultivars available. If you’re searching for yellow-fruited apple trees, read on for some exceptional varieties.
Apple harvest means cakes, beer and delicacies, such as pairings of fruit and cheese. Most yellow apples, which are commercially grown, are chance seedlings or other varieties.
Yogurt cheese from plain or flavored yogurt is simple to make at home, and comes out with the consistency of a spreadable cream cheese or a thick, firm cottage cheese. In fact, by the same process, you can transform the most regular yogurt into a thicker yogurt in Greek-style.
If you like the tart yogurt flavor, this is a perfect, simple way to make it into a thicker cheese to use in recipes or spread it on a bagel or other bread items rather than cream cheese. Adding sugar to plain yogurt improves spreadability and fits well in dessert dishes.
Simple yogurt cheese is said to produce superior frozen yogurt, so you can start with plain yogurt if you enjoy making your own frozen treats.
6. Young Coconut Cream Pie
Young coconut cream pie and coconut water offer a creamy chilled classic a fresh taste. The filling for this pie is made from young, tender coconuts. Cut off the top of each coconut using a cleaver; rinse, conserve water, and scoop out the meat.
7. Yangmei Fruit
Yangmei fruit trees are evergreens that grow purplish round fruit that looks a bit like a berry, hence their Chinese strawberry name. In fact, however, the fruit is not a berry but a drupe like cherries. That means that in the center of the fruit there is a single stone seed, surrounded by juicy pulp.
The fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and is sweet / tart. As well as being frozen, dried, pickled and even made into an alcoholic wine-like beverage, the fruit is also used for making nutritious juices. More commonly sold as “Yumberry,” production in China has risen exponentially, and is now being imported into the United States as well.
8.Yellow Passion Fruit
Scientific name for Yellow passion fruit tree is Passiflora Edulis. Yellow passion fruit is a tropical and subtropical hybrid fruit native to the Amazon region such as Brazil , Argentina and Venezuela, between purple passion fruit and sweet granadill. In few countries , such as Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Hawaii, India, New Zaeland and Venezuela, yellow passion fruit was grown commercially.
Like thick yellow skin, yellow passionfruit form is round to egg, sometimes tinged with lime green spots. Yellow passion fruit other names are lilikoi (Hawaii), parcha (Venezuela), market Kuning (Indonesia), maracuya (Spanish) and grenadilla.
Yam, one of many Dioscoreae genus (family Dioscoreaceae) plant species grown for their edible tubers. Yams are native to warmer regions of both hemispheres, and the tropics cultivate several species as staple food crops. The yam is the primary agricultural commodity in some tropical cultures, especially in West Africa and New Guinea, and the focal point of elaborate rituals. Yams are consumed as cooked starchy vegetables. They are sometimes boiled and then mashed into a sticky paste or dough, but like potatoes, they may also be fried, roasted, or baked.
Yogurt is a dairy product made from fermenting milk with a culture of yogurt. It contains protein and calcium and can improve healthy bacteria in the gut.
Health benefits range from protecting against osteoporosis to alleviating irritable bowel syndrome and helping with digestion, but these are depending on the type of yogurt used.
Added sugar and processing will unhealthily render some yogurt items.
Yogurt begins with fresh milk, or cream. It is also first pasteurized, then fermented with different cultures of live bacteria, and incubated at a particular temperature to facilitate growth of bacteria.